Leo Club and Lions Club help out the needy
By EMILY GIANETTI
For the Canfield Lions Club and the Canfield High School Leo Club, delivering hundreds of paper bags to Canfield homes on a crisp, cold Saturday morning is just a normal thing. By using the high school as a base and splitting up to travel all around the city, the Lions hosted a successful annual food drive on Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. until noon, with the Leos help.
Each food drive bag had directions on it, telling the owners of the house what nonperishable food items to donate and to place the bag on their front porch for collection on Nov. 10. Leos worked with Lions to put each bag on a mailbox or on a porch.
“There are so many people not doing well,” said Lions Club President Phil Bova. “We get enough food that it lasts them a month to six weeks.”
He added that Lions could not do all they do without the help of Leos, the 70 volunteers at the high school level. “They learn to serve as well. They learn to help others.”
The Leos and Lions will work together again to collect donations for the blind the day before Thanksgiving.