Members of the Elgin Lions Club have been collecting non-perishable food items from local elementary schools for the past three years and delivering the goods to the Elgin Community Crisis Center and the Salvation Army.
The children, their parents, and their teachers and staff have been very generous with their contributions.
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This year has seen a record in that generosity. Lincoln Elementary PE teacher Karen Peterson has been the driver for the record collection from her school.
So far, for the month of November, the Elgin Lions Club has transported 4,216 units of non-perishable food items to the Crisis Center from community schools! And additional pick-ups next week are anticipated.
It is hoped that through the generosity of the elementary school students, their parents, and their teachers and staff that some local families will be able to have a much happier Thanksgiving.