Key Club’s Garrett leading ‘Kids Against Hunger’ campaign
Houghton Lake High School senior Emilee Garrett, vice-president of the Houghton Lake Kiwanis Key Club, was the guest speaker at the Feb. 28 meeting of the Houghton Lake Lions Club, held at Coyles Restaurant.
Garrett spoke about the Kiwanis service project, “Kids Against Hunger,” which provides food for a family of six for about 28 cents. She is leading the volunteer and fundraising opportunities under the leadership of Houghton Lake Kiwanis Key Club Advisor Frank Peshick.
The Lions Club donated $100 to help the day of food packaging, which the Kiwanis Club will hold April 14 at the Houghton Lake United Methodist Church. Volunteers will be needed to help with packaging. No experience is required.
Garrett said a large portion of the packages will be distributed throughout the Roscommon County community and certain portions will be given around the country and around the world. They are transported to other areas by the military service for free.
Fundraisers such as bake sales and penny drives, held in cooperation with Kiwanis, will be held by student groups. Contributing to the effort are the Key Club, Student Senate, National Honor Society and Students Leading Students. So far, $1,800 of the $3,000 goal has been raised. The goal is to package 10,000 meals to feed the hungry.
For information call Garrett at (989) 302-0723 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.