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Roseville Host Lions deliver food, toys to needy

By: Staff report
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More than 600 local needy families received boxes of food from Roseville Host Lions Club. Under the leadership and coordination of Lion Bernie Milmoe, who has been leading the program for more than 20 years, hundreds of volunteers helped to set up, fill and deliver boxes of food and a few toys Saturday morning. Helping out the Roseville Host Lions Club were Lions Club members from Granite Bay and Citrus Heights, Roseville Rotary and Kiwanis club members, local Boy and Girl Scout troops, Roseville High School students and dozens of community citizens. “It’s a big operation,” Milmoe said in a news release. “But all these volunteers make mincemeat out of all the work. It’s amazing how the community comes together for something like this, especially when times are tough.” Depending on the size of the families requesting food, each family received one to three boxes, which included canned vegetables, rice, potatoes, frozen turkey slices, chicken halves and boxed food products. In addition, each box was accompanied by a dozen eggs, a gallon of milk and a loaf of bread. Larger families also received a small turkey for roasting.