Camden Lions help keep Meals on Wheels rolling

Camden Lions Club president Frank Carr (right) presents Lois Stackpole Alley, Meals on Wheels representative, a check for $500. John McKay, club secretary, looks on.
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Camden Lions Club president Frank Carr (right) presents Lois Stackpole Alley, Meals on Wheels representative, a check for $500. John McKay, club secretary, looks on.
Posted April 18, 2011, at 9:48 p.m.

CAMDEN — Knox County Meals on Wheels ensures that homebound seniors in the midcoast area receive a hot, nutritious meal and a back-up meal for their freezer Monday through Friday. Funds are needed to continue the program. The Camden Lions Club responded to that need by donating $500 on April 8. Lion President Frank Carr said, “We are indeed fortunate in having such a wonderful organization helping our senior citizens, and are happy to do our part.”

This is one of the many nonprofit organizations the club supports. Another important way the Lions help the community is by eyeglasses and hearing aid assistance for low-income families. Other programs include scholarships (graduate and post-graduate), the Mount Battie Star (installing and keeping it lit during the holiday season), maintaining the Veteran’s Memorial at the Village Green, the local food bank, Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets, Little League and Five Town Football League sponsor, Blind Bowlers Association, Christmas by the Sea refreshments during the tree lighting ceremony, Diabetes Awareness Programs and Toys for Tots.

Lee Karker, executive director of Knox County Meals on Wheels, said that for every dollar donated to Meals on Wheels between March 1 and April 30, the philanthropist Allen Feinstein will offer $1 million dollars in matching funds to nonprofits around the nation to help battle hunger through his $1 Million Giveaway to Fight Hunger. Karker said there is still time left to participate in this matching fund program.

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