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COLCHESTER, Vt. A first of its kind project, to help hungry Vermonters.

Hungry VTersThe Vermont District of Lions Clubs gathered in Colchester for their annual cabinet meeting, but that wasn't all they did. Members from Vermont's 34 Lions Clubs packed 10,000 meals at the Hampton Inn. They will be given to food shelves in each Club's town. The Vermont Lions raised $2,500 dollars to purchase the meals which included dried soy, rice, beans and veggies. Cabinet Secretary Carol Green says the event is designed to unite the clubs in the bonds of friendship, good fellowship and mutual understanding as well as to help out those in need.

"It's a make you feel good feeling that you're being able to give back to your community and give back to those less fortunate," said Greene. Greene says she hopes to plan more service projects like this in the future, and encourages the public to join their local Lion's Club.

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