Kiwanis Club of Greater Roxbury Holiday Food Distribution

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.

The new Kiwanis Club of Greater Roxbury held a free holiday food giveaway on December 21.

With his 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.

This event held at Kiwanis Park, 9 Makin Lane, Succasunna.

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.  They met and formed “Kiwanis Club of Greater Roxbury”

Kiwanis Lt. Governor Cahill said “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.”

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.

Kiwanis Club of Roxbury is seeking donations from local businesses and residents to conduct more of these food distributions. (Click here).

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.

Other officers in the club include Jessi Simon – Vice President; Damian Hernandez – Treasurer and Aysha Avalos – Secretary. Heidi Caruso, Mt. Olive Kiwanis President and Laura Wohland, President of Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany are serving as club coaches.


The boxes of food waiting to be distributed