“Those days were awesome.”

That’s Iroquois-Matilda Lions Club District Governor Renee Devenny, talking about her organization’s recent two-day food drive. 

The Lions, partnering with its sister club in Morrisburg, collected a combined 2,160 pounds of food and $3,120 in donations. “I know in Iroquois, at least, it was a pickup truck load, both days, and we were cramming it in,” Renee says, “so we were kind of glad there were just cans.”

Renee recalls what she considers a standout moment from the event. “One of the members of the community,” says Renee, “her little girl had to come and donate to people who didn’t have as much as she did, and that’s pretty touching.”

The money from the food drive went towards Morrisburg-based organization Community Food Share, which provides food and other essentials like hygiene and baby products to people struggling financially in South Dundas.