WOODSTOCK, GA (October 14, 2023) – The Woodstock Lions Club recently served the community by distributing farm fresh fruits and vegetables to the community. In partnership with Elevance Health, the boxes were put together and given to needy family’s being served by the pantry. This volunteer activity occurred at St. Michaels 490 Arnold Mill Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188. Completion of this Lions club service project benefits the community because it provided fresh fruits and vegetable to people in need.

According to Gopinath Govindaraj, Service Project Director of the Woodstock Lions Club, “Lions members thank everyone who contributed to this important work. Through your support, our club was able to help ensure this project was a success. You are truly helping Lions make a difference in our community.”

This project was funded by a grant from Elevance Health. Lions International identified club projects that met specific criteria. Lions Clubs International Foundation awards grant funding for large-scale Lions humanitarian projects around the world. Since 1968, it has awarded more than US $729 million. This project was also in partnership with St. Michael’s Food Pantry, Ms. Ashley Rivers from Etowah High School, and Heritage Farms. Over 15 Volunteers from Elevance Health, and Woodstock Lions club participated in this event. A total of 1700 pounds of fruit and vegetables were packed into over seventy boxes.

This picture shows the 1700lb of fruits and vegetables that were packed.

The Woodstock Lions Club has twenty-three members and meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at The Tavern at Towne Lake. Lions’ clubs are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs.

For more information or to get involved with the Woodstock Lions Club, please contact them at or call (770) 906-2958.

About Lions Clubs International

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with 1.35 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in 206 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit the Web site at



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