A little over a year after locating his business in Rising Sun, Gary Cullum has found a way to give back to the community.
Cullum, who owns G. Cullum Heating and Cooling, and who is a member of the Rising Sun Lions, is teaming up with that organization to host a food drive.
"I want to give back to my community. They support me. I want to support them," said Cullum.
Lions members president Gem Gibney, Ellen Lucas, and Marilyn Powell, chair of the existing Lions food program "Cans for Dinner" have brought a Lions Club International initiative "Stop the Hunger" to Rising Sun. Cullum's business will serve as the collection site for that campaign.
Already, Powell is in charge of Cans for Dinner which has club members bringing non perishable food donations to meetings. It's been expanded in an effort to stock area food pantries in the wake of the holidays.
Some of those which will be helped include the rotating homeless shelter at Janes Church and St. Vincent de Paul, which serves western Cecil's needy year round. Since this is a first time effort, club members don't know what to expect. But if it goes well, they will expand it.
Drop food donations at the business between 7:30 a.m. and noon, Monday through Friday between January 9-15. G. Cullum is located at 776 Biggs Highway, Rising Sun (the former Jemar Pet).
Joey Cullum, Gary Cullum's son, isn't a Lions Club members yet, but he hopes to be. Joey Cullum has offered to meet people who wish to donate food after the designated hours. Just call 443-907-0087.
This isn't the only Lions Club feeding effort. They helped those in need at the holidays by providing food baskets.
They also regularly provide weekend meals to students in need from Rising Sun Elementary.