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Kiwanis members Lori Susie and John Moreland prepare Easter baskets Monday at the Associate Benevolent Society in Clinton. The baskets will help more than 300 families by putting food on their tables for Easter.

Natalie Conrad/Clinton Herald
Herald Staff Writer

The Associate Benevolent Society is making sure no families go hungry this Easter.

Each year, the Society along with help from several businesses and organizations, serves about 300-350 families at both Thanksgiving and Easter.

“Every family deserves to celebrate Easter together with a nice meal,” Executive Director Paula Mallory said.

More than 300 families and 850 individuals received Easter baskets this year.

The boxes included items to make Easter dinner such as ham, potatoes, gravy, corn, and green beans along with several other items to provide food for several meals beyond.

The items were provided from generous donations from local businesses and organizations.

Kwik Trip donated hundreds of loaves of bread, 3M provided tape for the boxes and many other food items were donated from Pantries United and the local food shelf. St. Paul Lutheran Church donated more than $2,000 to the project and Clinton Masonic Lodge donated $1,500. Students from the Clinton High School Venture Club and Prince of Peace helped put the boxes together.

Kiwanis members helped distribute the food and boxes to the needy. The Kiwanis Club has helped with the program for more than 10 years.

“We’d like to thank the many loyal volunteers that help our programs run smoothly and help our community throughout the year,” Mallory said.

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