KiwanisEvery year, Kiwanis International designates a day in April as Kiwanis One Day. This is a day when every Kiwanis Club throughout the world plans a project that will benefit the local community.

This year, “Kiwanis One Day” in our region was April 13. The Hudson River West Kiwanis Division including, the clubs of Orange, Ulster and Sullivan Counties walked to fight hunger, and once again proceeds will benefit the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley.

Mountaindale’s “Rails to Trails” – Sullivan County Walk

Mountaindale’s “Rails to Trails” – Sullivan County Walk. See more photos.

The Walk kicked off at 10 a.m. at three locations. Shannen Park, Route 284, Slate Hill in Orange County, in Sullivan County, at Rails To Trails’ in Mountaindale, and in Ulster County at Berme Road Park in Ellenville. DPLTG Sue Sheehan, of the Hudson River West Division told us, “We are so proud of what our Division has done this second year of our Annual Walk For Hunger to Benefit the Food Bank’s work in feeding the hungery in our communities.

The Kiwanis Division raised $3,265.00” Sue went on to say, “A big THANK YOU goes out to members of the Kiwanis Family and the general public who came to our walks with food and monetary donations. We couldn’t have done it without you.” The Food Bank is grateful for the more than 1,300 pounds of food that was also donated by the participants!