An interesting tradition of the Kiwanis Club of Lake Bluff & Lake Forest meetings is their “Food for Thought.” Each member would bring a can of food and mention something going on in their life. This not only brings the club members closer together but the collected food then is donated to the Phoenix Rising Foundation, the food pantry at Shields Township.
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, Kiwanis has been holding their bi-monthly meetings online and members have felt a loss without making their normal donation.
Knowing that the pantry shelves are being depleted, the Kiwanis members decided to make a $1,000 donation to Phoenix Rising Foundation to help restock their shelves. Kate Briand, board member at the pantry, was thrilled to receive the donation. Kiwanis is hopeful to return to their regular structure of meetings, but for now, continues forward with their endeavors to “Serve the Children.”