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Berkeley’s Firefighters and Lions clubs distributed the holiday’s food baskets to seniors.

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On December 19th 2015 Lions Club of Berkeley Annapurna with other local Lions Clubs  and Berkeley Firefighters Random Acts (BRFA), Berkeley Firefighters Association and the Berkeley Fire Department run a special Holiday food basket project to support and distribute foods to almost 800 needy senior citizens and low income families in Berkeley and Albany area.

Like Every year this year too we are able to provide more than 800 bags of foods and gifts to seniors and low-income residents said Program coordinator Dori Tieu in her welcome address and thanked everybody for their generous support. She further said “So many seniors in our Berkeley community are in need this holiday season and we are fortunate to help them because of the communities support and the food sponsored by the local stores. She thanked all the volunteers including sponsors of the event.
 It was for the first time Lions Club of Berkeley Annapurna participated the project and successfully helped the community by packaging the foods and delivering it to the community said club President Lion Dhruva Thapa. The event was well participated and supported by the clubs members with other organizations to deliver Foods and gifts to many local seniors and low income families.

Most of the volunteers were already present in the fire station of Berkeley to assemble the foods and started packaging the goods as early as 8 am in the morning, all the volunteers got in a line and filled bags with food.  Some Lions including club president Lion Dhruva Thapa came at 8 AM to help set up.  Then, the deliveries started at 10 AM immediately after firefighters staff provided the light breakfast for all the volunteers.  
Just couple of weeks ago she had emailed to club President Dhruva Thapa for joining the event and the president immediately accepted the offer and started working to make this event a grand success said club President Lion Thapa. He further said in their meeting he welcomed all the members to join this special cause and volunteer, He then proposed Lion Nirmal Phuyel to coordinate from their club.

It was really great opportunity to work with the community and help them personally delivering food to their houses, said Lion Nirmal his wife and daughter who visited many seniors houses to deliver the packages with Club President Thapa and a social worker Mr. Sunil Raj karnikar who came all the way from Sunnyvale to attend the event. From the Club its Past President Lion Chinkaji Shrestha, Charter President and second Vice District Governor Lion Rajen Thapa, Lion Surendra Malla and other various lions were there to voluntter.

 Beside Berkeley Annapurna, newly chartered Club Berkeley Makalu’s members were also participated wither their Club President Manohara Bogoti to support the event. they also helped to assemble and deliver the food to various locations of Berkeley and Albany.

More than one billion people live on a dollar a day, and nearly 800 million people around the world go to bed hungry every night. So this problem is not only in the poor countries of the world but there is a need to focus and support the community worldwide. So “think globally and act locally” is the concept of our project to impact relieving the hunger and poverty in our community where we live. The project is also the part of centennial service challenge goal of serving 100 million. As a part of Lions Clubs International we are also trying to make a difference by joining Lions around the world for a special Service dedicated to eliminating hunger and poverty.

Berkeley’s Firefighters and Lions clubs distributed the holiday’s food baskets to seniors.
Berkeley’s Firefighters and Lions clubs distributed the holiday’s food baskets to seniors.
Berkeley’s Firefighters and Lions clubs distributed the holiday’s food baskets to seniors.



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