Hurricane Michael makes food donations especially important this year

Chattahoochee Lions Club members (L-R) Otis Brown, Paul Mazzotta and Mike Kramer recently delivered boxes of food to area families on behalf of the local civic group. The food distribution has been a Chattahoochee Lions Club holiday tradition for decades, but this year its significance stretches well beyond a simple holiday charitable act, Lions Club officials noted. It’s been almost 100 days since Hurricane Michael tore through Gadsden, Jackson and surrounding counties, and for much of the country, it has become little more than a faded memory – easily forgotten amid the hustle and bustle of the holidays. But for those with missing roofs, collapsed barns, toppled irrigation systems or other storm damage, Michael may as well have made landfall yesterday. Cleanup drags on. Still repairs to be made. Recovery ongoing. Many Chattahoochee Lions Club members know this from personal experience, and have witnessed, firsthand, local hurricane victims continue to struggle to meet basic needs like putting food on the table. Lions Club members said they felt “blessed” to be able to play a role – however small – in their recovery, during the holidays and beyond. 


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