The Lyons Community Food Pantry was the recipient of one hundred and sixty pounds of food, and a cash donation from a Kids Club in Parker, Colorado. The Parker Kids Club, made up of about twenty children from the ages of six to eight years old, has been together for about a year. The group was started by
brothers T.J. and Noah Berry who were moved to do something after seeing a homeless man. They decided on some activities, including a couple of garage sales and some movie nights, to raise money for Hunger Free Colorado. One young lady from the group, Lily Schimschal, having seen firsthand the devastation caused by the September flooding in the Lyons area wanted to do something for the Lyons community. The Kids Club organized a bowl-a-thon where they raised money and people brought donations and non-perishables to participate. Out of that fundraiser they were able to donate to Hunger Free Colorado, the Rocky Mountain Lab Rescue, and the Lyons Community Food Pantry.
We would like to give a heart felt thank you to the Parker Kids Club for their donation of food and money, but mostly for being so civic minded of not only their local community but of the world around them.
If you are wondering how you can support the Lyons Community Food Pantry, items may be dropped off at Steamboat Mountain Natural Foods, 454 Main Street on Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each week. Food or cash donations can also be dropped of Wednesday mornings, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., at the Lyons Community Church basement. The food pantry is open to residents in Lyons and the surrounding area on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m.