MIDDLETOWN, NJ - On November 18, the Middletown Township Lions Club commemorated two years of service to St. Marks Kitchen & Food Pantry, Keansburg, by preparing a Thanksgiving luncheon feast for over 75 people in need.

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Super Foodtown of Port Monmouth donated turkeys and trimmings for the 'Lion Tamer Third Thursday' Thanksgiving Luncheon. Pictured from left to right are Jay Sleifer, the store manager; Joseph Carhart, assistant fresh foods manager; Robert Collins, catering coordinator; and Lion Craig Finnegan, who thanked the Super Foodtown team in person

Super Foodtown of Port Monmouth, owned by the Azzolina and Scaduto families, helped to make the luncheon a success by donating turkeys with all the trimmings. Super Foodtown has been a staunch supporter of both the Middletown Lions Club and St. Marks Kitchen.

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A tradition of service - Lions presenting a $1,000 check to Doreen Minutella (holding check) of St. Marks Food Pantry are, left to right, Carol O'Hare, Tony Giordano, Lori Anne Oliwa (holding the check), John Giordano, Kathy Davies, and Craig Finnegan.

The Middletown Lions also presented a $1,000 check to St. Marks to celebrate the spirit of the season.

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A Thanksgiving Tradition Thrives in Middletown - Members of the Middletown Lions Club partnered with charitable organization Middletown Helps Its Own and assisted by delivering turkeys with all the trimmings to needy families in Middletown. The event was staged at Middletown VFW Post #2179 on November 20. Lions, left to right, are Craig Finnegan, Lori Anne Oliwa, Al Siano, Larry Caminiti, Mike Vitkansas, and Bill Golda, all Middletown.