Lions Club Scrap Metal Project helps food pantry


The Monticello Lions Club recently donated $1,000 to the Monticello Food Pantry, proceeds raised from the Lions Club scrap metal project. From left are Art Krommings, Lions Club member, and community pastors Reed Stockman and Ed Moreano. (Photo submitted)

     The Monticello Lions Club Scrap Metal Project began under the guidance of Art Kromminga in 2013. It has raised $13,218 since its inception.

     Lion proceeds from recycling scrap iron are designated to the Monticello Food Pantry. The Monticello Food Pantry is a 501(c)(3) public charity operated by the Monticello Ministerial Association (MMA), and available to anyone in need. The food pantry is open three days a week all 52 weeks of the year. Food pantry hours are Mondays 5-7 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m.-noon, and Fridays 2-4 p.m., and is located in the Life Connections building next to First Presbyterian Church in Monticello.

     On Sept. 27, Kromminga presented a $1,000 check to Pastors Reed Stockman, MMA chair, and Ed Moreano, food pantry director. Proceeds stem from the Lions Club Scrap Metal Project.

     Individuals wishing to donate and recycle scrap metal of any kind are invited to bring metal scraps to the south yard of Kromminga Motors on Business Highway 151 south of town or call 319-480-2846 for pick up, or you can contact any Lions Club member.

     Those who have donated in the past and continue to donate are helping neighbors in need.

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