For more than 20 years The Kiwanis of Riverview has provided a complete Easter dinner to 10 families of the Riverview Community School District.
The families are identified by the school district and contacted by the Kiwanis. Participation is voluntary and always very much appreciated.
Members of the Riverview Civic Organization shop at Meijer’s in Woodhaven for all the food products, including a large ham.
This year the purchase of the hams was sponsored by the Deanne Boone Agency of State Farm.
The Kiwanis President, Ms. Diane Kinlin said, “The Kiwanis of Riverview can always call on Deanna Boone to help when we have a need”.
This year as in the past the Kiwanis had much-needed help from the Key Club from the Riverview Community High School. President Kinlin also said how appreciative she was that family members of the club also came out to help.
The food is packed up at the Seitz Middle School Cafeteria and delivered to the homes of the families participating in the program.
Riverview Mayor Andy Swift said that this is the second year we had to modify delivery because of Covid.
“We normally bring the packed food into the homes because the boxes are pretty heavy. This year, like last year, the food was dropped off on the porch or near the front door,” Swift said.
The Kiwanis of Riverview will repeat the program in the fall with providing complete Thanksgiving Dinners for the Riverview families that need it.