ROXBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Months before forming the Kiwanis Club of Greater Roxbury, Cain Pope had a dream to do more for his community.
Landing resident, Cain Pope, has been very instrumental in forming this new Kiwanis Club to serve the residents of Roxbury, Ledgewood, Succasunna, Kenvil, Mount Arlington, Mine Hill and Landing. Kiwanis Lt. Governor Frank Cahill met Cain at a similar food drive held by the Tri-Town Kiwanis Club in Boonton. There he explained to Cain the mission of Kiwanis and Cain joined Tri-Town immediately.
Shortly thereafter, Cain asked why there wasn’t a club in Roxbury. Cahill told him the previous club ceased, and he immediately wanted to revitalize the club. He then gathered 18 friends, family, and coworkers, who wanted to make a difference, and formed the “Kiwanis Club of Greater Roxbury”
The new Kiwanis Club of Greater Roxbury held their free holiday food giveaway on Dec.21 at Kiwanis Park, 9 Makin Lane, in Succasunna and with Pope’s motivation the volunteers distributed 100 boxes containing 35 to 40 pounds of food within 45 minutes of the starting time at 10:00 a.m.
16 million American kids struggle with hunger each year. An estimated 48.8 million Americans, including 16.2 million children, live in households that lack the means to get enough nutritious food on a regular basis. As many as 1 in 4 kids could face hunger because of the coronavirus.
“A special thanks to Senator Anthony Bucco for donating money to help these volunteers achieve today’s goal. I want to thank the Roxbury Police Department, the Roxbury Recreation Department and Mayor Bob DeFillippo for their cooperation in the planning of this food distribution,” Cahill said.
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. More information about the Kiwanis Club of Roxbury is at roxburykiwanis.org.