Woodward Food Bank receives donation from Woodward Lions Club

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Ashvin Patel, left, owner of AJ's Grocery Store in Woodward, receives a $200 donation from Woodward Lions Club President Paul Thompson for credit on the account of the Woodward Food Bank. Custodians of the food bank say reserves are low, and more donations are needed.

The Woodward Lions Club made a $200 to the Woodward Food Bank at their March meeting at the Woodward Community Center.

Paul Thompson, president of the Woodward Lions Club, presented the check to Ashvin Patel, owner of AJ’s Grocery Store, in a brief ceremony. Thompson said the Woodward Food Bank provides groceries from AJ’s Grocery Store to low-income families for a carry-over period.


Mary Thompson and Pat Heifner are custodians of the Woodward Food Bank, which draws its funding from local donations. The Lions’ donation came from the club’s reserve account.

Thompson said the Woodward Lions are planning an April 1 pancake breakfast, with proceeds again going to the Woodward Food Bank.

“Needs are increasing, and contributors are decreasing,” he said, “so the custodians of the Woodward Food Bank have asked churches, local clubs and individuals to contribute to help it continue to provide this service.”

For more information about the Woodward Food Bank or to make a donation, call 515-438-2420.

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