Members of the Langley Lions Club have added a new monthly activity to their busy roster of community service.
The club will be stopping by the Langley Food Bank each month with a $250 donation.
They kicked off the food bank campaign with a $500 donation, and have decided to encourage some friendly competition from other service clubs, community groups and even businesses.
"This is the goal - to challenge other organizations," club president Paul Keeris said.
The Langley Food Bank operates at 5768 203 St and also provides service as the Aldergrove Food Bank.
Manager George Vandergugten said the group does receive a sustainable amount of food donations but there are overhead expenses, such as the trucks to pick up items, the office, utilities and such, so the Lions donations are important to the operation.
The food bank can also use its purchasing power to stretch the dollars farther.
The food bank website (www.langleyfoodbank.com) carries an updated list of items needed under the donor section.
The Lions raised the money primarily from one event but the club is involved in various fundraising activities for its community service work.
"A lot of the money comes from our Cruise In, our food concession and 50/50 draw," explained executive member Ray Tremblay.
The gauntlet has been thrown down to others.
"Please match or exceed," Tremblay challenged.