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Kiwanis Pitch In to Help SD Food Bank

Kiwanis International members from across San Diego helped the San Diego Food Bank last week.

Kiwanis International President Alan Penn visited the San Diego Food Bank Aug. 4 with San Diego County Kiwanis, Circle K, Builders Club and Key Club Members. 

Alan and his wife Jeri Penn, along with the Kiwanis California/Nevada/Hawaii Governor, Richard Olmstead and his wife Cheryl headed up a team of over 140 Kiwanis family members Aug. 4.   

The team came from all over San Diego County, bringing with them over 3,200 pounds of canned goods, money and to help pack food for San Diego’s hungry. 

Local leaders Shirley Nakawatase, Doug Beckham, Warren Sargent, Richard Higgins and Doug Frost were coordinators of this event.  Mar Vista High and Montgomery High School Key Clubs lead the high spirit cheers during the food drive. 

“This was not only fun, but a highly successful event," said Dan Rodgers of El Cajon. "Let’s do it again next year!” 

Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Kiwanis and its youth-oriented Service Leadership Programs serve communities in more than 80 countries and geographic areas.

Here in San Diego we have over two thousand members, including the Kiwanis family of clubs:  Key Clubs (high school), Circle K (college), Builders Clubs (middle school), K-Kids (elementary school) and Aktion Club (for developmentally disabled adults). 

Imperial Beach’s club has 30 members and meets at noon Tuesdays at the Boys and Girls Club. 

The Key Club meets Thursdays at 12:10 at Mar Vista High School and has 65 members.

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