Kiwanis holds food drive for homeless

The Kiwanis Club of Minot just wrapped up a food drive to help area people in need.

Zach Burdick, president of the Minot Kiwanis, said the food drive came about when Minot State University asked them to do a service project for the MSU Power of 100, a program that is celebrating Minot State’s centennial with 100 different service projects.

“We kind of put our heads together and decided we would try to accumulate at least 100 items to give to the Minot Area Homeless Coalition,” Burdick said.

The food drive took place during the club’s weekly meeting Nov. 26, and members were asked to donate 100 non-perishable canned goods.

“We ended up getting around 170 items, so we surpassed our goal,” Burdick said.

He said it always feels good when they are able to help others with their various service projects, and almost doubling their goal for the food drive was just icing on the cake.

“Nothing surprises me. We have a really good group of individuals that always seem to step up when we ask them to,” Burdick said. “Just another day in the life of being in Kiwanis.”

For more information on the Kiwanis Club of Minot or its service projects, visit the website

(kiwanisminot.org).

-Dan Feldner