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Feed Kempsville Food Drive
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church
Saturday - December 6, 2014
Virginia Beach, VA

The Kempsville Lions Club will be out at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, in Kempsville on Saturday December 6, 2014, from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM for our second Feed Kempsville Food Drive

FEED KEMPSVILLE, an initiative of St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, was formed in April of 2014 to bring attention and focus to the church’s efforts to meet the critical demand for food for hungry people in our local community.  


Click Here for a Shopping List of needed items.

Our Mission:
As the body of Christ, we are committed to end hunger in our community.
Working in partnership with the Kempsville Lions Club, FEED KEMPSVILLE brings our partnership with The Church of the Ascension’s food pantry and our support of Virginia Beach City Public Schools’ Beach Bag program under one ministry umbrella.  In addition, we planted a “community garden”, donating the harvest to Ascension’s food pantry to help meet the nutritional needs of the poor in our community.

The Need:
Recent estimates indicate that the issue of hunger and food insecurity in our area is quite large.  Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief charity, puts the food insecurity rate in Virginia Beach at almost 11%.  That means that that over 48,000 people in Virginia Beach are in need of food assistance.  In the zip codes closest to St. Andrew’s UMC, over 14,000 people are hungry.  A recent analysis by sociologists at the University of Virginia estimate that the hunger/food insecurity rate could be as high as 30,000 people in Kempsville and the surrounding areas.  

FEED KEMPSVILLE is only 6 months old.  As of mid-September, 2014 we have been blessed with a successful ministry.  

Our results to date:

•  4,749 groceries donated (724 pounds as a direct result of the efforts of the Kempsville Lions Club
•  466 pounds of fresh produce harvested and donated
•  515 Beach Bags delivered to 8 schools in Kempsville
Recently a community food drive in partnership with the Kempsville Lions Club resulted in over 600 pounds of food donated in a single day!


What can you do to support this critical ministry?
1    Donate food and supplies to the Ascension Food Pantry Program directly or through St. Andrew’s UMC.  Drop off point:  St. Andrew’s UMC; 717 Tucson Drive, Virginia Beach 23462.
2    Increase your food donations for the VBCPS Beach Bags Program.
3    Financial donations are welcomed.  Make your checks to St. Andrew’s UMC and write “Feed Kempsville” in the memo section of your check.
4    Get involved as a team member of FEED KEMPSVILLE Teams!  Contact St. Andrew’s at 467-1047.
5    Support the Kempsville Lions Club initiative in support of FEED KEMPSVILLE.

Thanks fro supporting the Kempsville Lions Club, St. Andrew's UMC and helping us Feed Kempsville!


Thank You
Friday - October 10, 2014
Virginia Beach, VA

Dear Mr. President,

This is a small letter to inform you that I truly believe in the Lions Club and the help that they provide for the community.  They have helped me out along with my mother with prescription eye-ware.  I am happy that this organization exists to help the people in need.

Hector Lomba

Bryan Nuhn's Induction Ceremony
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Thursday - October 9, 2014
Virginia Beach, VA

The Kempsville Lions Club welcomed NEW member Bryan Nuhn at our October meeting held at Emmanuel Episcopal Church on October 9th, 2014.  Officiating the induction ceremony was Lion Beth Stevens.  Bryan's grandfather and sponsor was Past District Governor Bud Warren

Thanks for coming out and joining us for this important event.  We look forward to seeing you at our next function! 

And as always, Thanks for supporting the Kempsville Lions Club!

A Heartfelt Thank You
Wednesday - September 10, 2014
Virginia Beach, VA

I just wanted to tell you thank you so much for all of your help getting her some new glasses. We went to pick them out during the beginning of last week & we were hoping to get them that day. I forgot how long it takes them to make her prescription. It is very, very strong. They said that it would take about a week in a half. They would be ready on the 9th at the latest. They ended up being ready on the 3rd. That made us very happy until we found out that my sister (who has the same illnesses as I do) had a pretty bad attack & was put on bed rest for a few days. Since that was our ride out there, I think these last few days have been the longest of her life. LOL. She was pretty embarrassed of the old broken glasses. I don't blame her. They were an old pair with a script from about 5 years ago held together with toothpicks, superglue, & rubber bands. I would have been embarrassed if I was her too. Hell, I was embarrassed to have to send one of my children to school like that. I was ashamed. What parent wants to admit that they can't buy their child the necessities they need to function on a day to day basis. It was very hard for me to break down & ask for help. One of my friends on Facebook told me about you guys. It still took me awhile to email though. They broke her glasses at the end of May & it took me until August to contact you. I bought her first pair of glasses 11 years ago, when she was 2. I didn't get sick & start needed help until November 23, 2010. I'm still trying to get used to the fact that I can never work again, or drive again, or pretty much be normal again. I really had to swallow my pride, break down, & realize that it didn't matter what I was scared of anymore. Or embarrassed of anymore. It was about my kiddos & their health. Her vision. Which is really, really bad. Now I'm not embarrassed that I contacted you for help, or had to admit that I needed help. I'm ashamed that it took me so long to do it. We were able to use my step-dad's truck yesterday to go pick up her glasses, & I tell you what, watching my daughter smile at her own beautiful reflection clearly for the first time in months, made it all worth it. You brought my happy daughter back to us. It really is a beautiful thing that you guys do. So Mariah said that she knows no better way to show you how awesome her glasses are then by sending you a pic (selfie) of them, & her smiling face of course. You're a wonderful person. Thank you Dana, for everything!

KLC Broom Sale
Fairfield Shopping Center
Saturday - August 16, 2014
Virginia Beach, VA

The Kempsville Lions Club came out to Fairfield Shopping Center, in the HEART of Kempsville, on a gorgeous Saturday August 16th to sell our Blind Made Brooms to the public.  Thanks to you and your support of our Club we raised over $400.00 for our Sight & Hearing and our other Programs and Services. 

Thanks for coming out and joining us for this important event.  We look forward to seeing you at our next broom sale! 

And as always, Thanks for supporting the Kempsville Lions Club!

Year End Stats for PediaVision Screening
Friday - July 18, 2014
Virginia Beach, VA

Over the last year our Kempsville Lions Club helped screen 552 children with the PediaVision Screenings.  Of those children who got screened 51 needed referrals to an Optometrist for more in-depth evaluation from their Eyecare Professional.

This program is FREE to the general public.  To find out our next date follow our Calendar or check back here often for more information.

KLC Broom Sale
Fairfield Shopping Center
Saturday - June 28, 2014
Virginia Beach, VA

The Kempsville Lions Club came out to Fairfield Shopping Center, in the HEART of Kempsville, on a gorgeous Saturday June 28th to sell our Blind Made Brooms to the public.  Thanks to you and your support of our Club we raised over $500.00 for our Sight & Hearing and our other Programs and Services. 

Thanks for coming out and joining us for this important event.  We look forward to seeing you at our next broom sale! 

And as always, Thanks for supporting the Kempsville Lions Club!

Children's PediaVision® Screening
Kempsville Area Library
Monday - June 16, 2014
Virginia Beach, VA

The Kempsville Lions Club held a PediaVision® screening for children on Monday June 16, 2014 from 2:00 pm till 4:30 pm at the Kempsville Area Library located in the heart of Kempsville in Virginia Beach, VA.  The team screened 51 children and referred 4 to an Optometrist for further evaluation.

Now the PediaVision reader is wireless and reads faster.

PediaVision® utilizes an infrared camera that combines auto-refraction and video-retinoscopy. From one meter (just over a yard) away, the camera is used to take a digital photograph. The information acquired is used to automatically assess a child’s vision in as little as five seconds.

61st Annual Installation & Charter Night
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Thursday - June 12, 2014
Virginia Beach, VA

The Kempsville Lions Club and their guests gathered at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, in the heart of Kempsville, to hold it's 61st Anniversary Installation & Charter night. The night was all about celebrating our history and reflecting on accomplishments our Club had made over those sixty years

There were many awards presented at this meeting to very deserving Lions.  The Lion of the Year was awarded to Lion Bill Hoskins and the coveted Melvin Jones Fellow was awarded to Lion Paul Steele

A special "Thank You" goes out to Past District Governor Dick Knox of the Southside Lions Club who did the installation of the Kempsville Lions 2014-2015 Officers.

The outgoing President Paul Steele handed the reigns over to incoming President Ron Schneider and after his Club Address and his own awards, the night was called to an end.  We look forward to a GREAT year with the new administration!

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