As part of Lion’s International Week to Fight Worldwide Hunger, January 9-12, the Johnson City Lion’s Club partnered with One Acre Café in Johnson City. The club volunteered at the Café on January 12, 2017 and served as hosts/hostesses, waiters, servers, and “busboys”. The One Acre’ Café operates under the philosophy that everyone eats regardless of their ability to pay. Through their Pay It Forward program, patrons can insure that another guest will be able to eat in the future.
The members of the club who participated in this volunteer service opportunity were: Steve Campbell, Becky Campbell, Theresa Gibbons, Ed Gibbons, Ken Gough, Brian Powell, Don Raines, Frank Ray, Tim Tapp, and George Winton. Trevor Passafume from the ETSU Lion’s Club joined the Johnson City Club to help with this project.
This project, and several others throughout the year, are part of a series of Centennial Service Projects that Lion’s International is undertaking. It is estimated that service projects in the last year have impacted 100 million people throughout the world.