Good Deed: Chattanooga Elks Lodge donates to local food pantries

Contributed photo / As part of its commitment to community service, the Chattanooga Elks Lodge recently donated $2,000 to two local food pantries: the Apison Food Pantry and the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. At the check presentation, from left, are Elizabeth McWilliams. Elks Lodge grant chair; David Thompson Sr., Elks Lodge president; and Karen Baldwin, who is with the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.
Contributed photo / As part of its commitment to community service, the Chattanooga Elks Lodge recently donated $2,000 to two local food pantries: the Apison Food Pantry and the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. At the check presentation, from left, are Elizabeth McWilliams. Elks Lodge grant chair; David Thompson Sr., Elks Lodge president; and Karen Baldwin, who is with the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.

The Chattanooga Elks Lodge recently donated a combined $2,000 to the Apison Food Pantry and the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.

"We are very proud that we can help our local food pantries continue to provide staples to those families in need in our community," lodge President David Thompson Sr. said in a news release. "Because of the support from the Elks National Foundation and the generous support of our members, we are able to provide assistance to local organizations in efforts to enhance the quality of life in our area."

The Chattanooga Elks Lodge received a community grant through the Elks National Foundation, which was distributed to the local food pantries.

The foundation provides opportunities for Elks lodges to apply for the grants aimed at setting a standard of excellence in community leadership through service.

David Thompson