Lions Collection-Shoppers at The Grove Shopping Centre at Baulkham Hills have got used to seeing Lions outside the Woolworths Supermarket every other Saturday.
Members of Crestwood Lions are there on the fourth Saturday of the month and members of the Baulkham Hills Lions Club are there every second Saturday collecting cans and non-perishable items for the Foodbank.
Between August 2020 to May 2021 shoppers have donated over $14,500-worth of items.
President of Crestwood Lions John Ebbott said pasta, rice and tins of beans and spaghetti were the staples.
“People also donate a lot of toiletries,” he said.
According to John the project was initially started in August 2019 but was halted for a period by COVID-19 restrictions.
“Since August 2019, the clubs have collected a total of 5,800kg of items worth $36,250” he said.
The items are delivered to the Foodbank warehouse which acts as a pantry to the charity sector.
For more information about Foodbank and what it does visit www.foodbank.org.au
To find out more about the Lions food drive contact John Ebbott at 0458 727 905.