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Photo: Local Kiwanis Members Join Worldwide Effort to Package Meals

Nearly 200 volunteers turned out to help the Shelby and Utica Kiwanis Club package more than 40,000 meals Saturday.

Members of the joined worldwide efforts Saturday to package thousands of pounds of food for Kids Against Hunger.

During the local event at the April 14, 40,100 meals were packaged and shipped out to the organization, exceeding the club’s goal of 38,000 meals.

“We ended up doing more and what caused us to stop was we ran out of boxes,” said Doug Tull, one of the event’s organizers.  

Tull told Patch that nearly 200 volunteers ranging from high school Key Club members to the Shelby Day Breakers, Girls Scouts and neighboring Kiwanis Club members came to help.

With at least five packaging lines going constantly working, volunteers were able to pack all the food in less than four hours.

Matt Guarnieri April 16, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Seems like a political photo opportunity to me, why no pictures of volunteering before they announce their candidacy for local public office? Only the newest member of the Shelby Kiwanis is mentioned by name, what about the longest standing member who has no political ambition? Just to be clear, I would say this about any person running for public office who never showed an interest in volunteering for local charities before deciding they wanted to run for office.
Bill Peters April 17, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Wonder if there are any previous years of Nick volunteering?
Matt Guarnieri April 17, 2012 at 08:21 PM
Not with Kiwanis, no, but I believe he has found a new spark of community involvement, appreciation and support since having a child and realizing how much the support of the community would affect his future and the future of his family.
Lisa Manzella April 18, 2012 at 03:32 AM
Nick has done a lot for Kiwanis, shows up at all the fundraisers - 3-4 years ago and how in the world would you know? By the way clean your truck it is filthy. You should get a ticket you can barely see out the windows.
Matt Guarnieri April 18, 2012 at 02:50 PM
I speak what I know, I have no reason to lie. My Truck?... How do you know what I drive and how clean or dirty it is. Are you stalking me Mrs. Manzella? If I even knew what kind of vehicle you drove or what shape it was in I would be a bit concerned about my own mental state. Will I be getting a retroactive "dirty vehicle" ticket in the mail since you did say you advocated retroactive tickets sent by mail in Shelby? Please, stop caring so much about me and put more effort into representing the taxpayers in shelby Township and let your record of deeds against taxpayers interest speak for themselves.
Thomas Delise April 19, 2012 at 04:00 AM
I thought today was National Stalking Awareness Day. After hearing that was Matt,it all falls into place.

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