Hudson Kiwanis wanted to find a way to thank the Hudson Fire/EMS, police and postal employees for their outstanding effort during the current coronavirus pandemic.

In early May members of Kiwanis delivered lunches to those organizations, covering all their shifts. The Hudson community appreciates their efforts during these trying times.

Members are also aware that others in the community are struggling financially. One of the Kiwanis member families made a matching challenge gift of $5,000 asking the membership to match or exceed that amount. The Hudson Kiwanis members raised $8,700; making the total $13,700.

Additionally, the Hudson Kiwanis Foundation contributed $10,000 bringing the total to $23,700. The money will go to the Hudson Community Service Association. HCSA has three main components: Helping Hands; The Food Pantry; and Community Interests. Helping Hands helps citizens with clothing, gas and or utility needs. They also help with educational assistance, utility shut off notification and social worker referrals. The Food Pantry provides a three- to five-day emergency food supply to Hudson families who fall below the Federal Poverty guidelines or have emergency situations. Hudson Kiwanis and their members are pleased to help the Hudson community in this time of national emergency. For more information about Hudson Kiwanis, see www.hudsonkiwanis.com.