Kiwanis club collects “birthday bags” for food pantry

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Kiwanis Club ended its year with a Christmas party where the fun benefited local charity.

Admission to the party was a birthday bag for the Hancock County Food Pantry. Birthday bags are given out to clients of the food pantry who have a child younger than 12 in the month of their birthday. Each bag contains a cake mix, icing, plates, napkins, candles and small gifts or party favors. Kiwanis collects these all year long and is assisted by the Greenfield-Central Key Club, which collects the bags.

Scott Kleine reported that the Key Club had adopted two Christmas families and that the presents and gift cards had been delivered today. It was also reported that Kiwanis members had contributed $470 to the food pantry to pay for meat for their Christmas baskets.