The Kiwanis Club brought members of its Aktion Club to pass out shopping lists at the Rockland Shaw’s, encouraging shoppers to buy needed food for the AIO food pantry Saturday July 30..

Arriving shoppers were greeted with a short list, and at the exit were thanked as they dropped off their donations. Their efforts brought in 740 pounds of shelf-stable food, as well as $270. John Batty, the Aktion Club administrator, said everyone had a great time, and they hope to do it again before Thanksgiving.

AIO Food Pantry has served Knox County residents for 26 years. Located at the corner of Broadway and Thomaston Street, it is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to noon. When people come for food, they must bring identification, as well as proof that they reside in Knox County.

Aktion Club is one of the Kiwanis family’s service leadership programs whose mission is to provide adults with disabilities an opportunity to develop initiative and leadership skills, and to serve their communities.

More information about the Aktion club initiative can be found at . AIO’s website is