Perry Elks donate hygiene products to Perry Area Food Pantry

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From left, Tiler Eric Derry, Loyal Knight Travis Landgrebe, Leading Knight Amber Green and Perry Food Pantry Site Manager Lou Hoger. PHOTO COURTESY OF LISA WIDICK

Perry Elks Lodge No. 407 recently donated hygiene supplies to the Perry Area Food Pantry. The lodge was able to use part of an Elks national Gratitude Grant to provide a variety of products including bar soap, dental floss, toothpaste and feminine hygiene products.

Perry Elks members delivered the supplies as well as additional cash to Food Pantry Site Manager, Lou Hoger.

“Because of gifts like these, the food pantry is able to continue to assist some of our most vulnerable persons and families in need with nutritious food and supplies,” Hoger said.

According to Hoger, the cash funds given were used to purchase food from local retailers and distribute as well.

The lodge also donated a large number of cold weather hats, mittens and scarves for those in need.

If you’re interested in becoming a member of the Elks Lodge and giving back to the community, contact Exalted Ruler Heather Erickson at 515-465-3791.