Moorestown Lacrosse Club Donates 1,300 Pounds of Food
The Moorestown Lacrosse Club (MLC) hosted the First Annual Canned Food Drive at the Moorestown Festival Tournament on Saturday, May 19.
That day, MLC welcomed 134 youth teams comprised of girls’ fifth through eighth grade and boys’ third through eighth grade to participate in the annual tournament. More than 2,680 athletes competed on 14 fields at the Moorestown High School and William Allen Middle School. Teams from Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey drew approximately 6,500 people to attend the festival. All participants were asked to participate in the canned food drive.
All donations went to the Live Civilly food pantry (www.livecivilly.org) to help feed the hungry of South Jersey. The MLC Executive Committee is pleased to announce Live Civilly received the single largest donation in its history! MLC and Live Civilly volunteers unloaded and sorted 42 trash bags totaling over 1,300 lbs of food. The donations consisted primarily of canned meats including ham, tuna and chicken, canned vegetables and fruits, canned soup, cereals, peanut butter & jelly, pasta sauces, macaroni & cheese, and pasta, rice and bean products.
Live Civilly is rapidly expanding its mission, and is currently serving more than 100 families every two weeks. Each family receives supplies for three to for meals bi-weekly.
Executive Director Kahra Buss explained, “Over 1 in 10 students in the Moorestown School system receive a free or subsidized lunch and or breakfast every day of the school year. When the school year ends in June, it is the start of a period of great need, as families lose that subsidized source of nutrition for their children. The contribution of the Moorestown Lacrosse Club will be really important to many families, and it comes at the most crucial time of year. We hope to work with the Lacrosse Club to grow this initiative each year in the future, and we are extremely grateful for their contribution.”
The Moorestown Lacrosse Club fields approximately 16 girls teams and 12 boys teams consisting of 20 players each year. More than 550 children are members of the Lacrosse Club. MLC teaches sportsmanship, leadership and community service as core values of the club. The mission is to use the sport of lacrosse to build sound values in our community and to build future leaders. The canned food drive is the culmination of several community service events.
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