Community Involvement Outside the CDG Office

Maple Grove community members gathered after assembling over 620 food baskets at the local Fire Department.

Community involvement outside the office is essential for Community Design Group staff members. For that reason CDG member, Adrian Diaz participated for the second time in the Maple Grove Lions Club annual food basket assembly, which provided boxes full of food for families-in-need.

This was the 37th year that the Maple Grove Lions Club and Fire Department organized the food basket assembly.

At 5:00 am on a cold Saturday morning in December, over 100 Maple Grove community members came together at the local fire department for this amazing event. After having donuts and coffee, participants created an assembly line and packed over 620 boxes. Afterwards, baskets which would provide approximately a month's worth of food were distributed to families who did not know they were coming. 

Maple Grove Lions Club President, Vickie Parks, mentioned her favorite part of the event was seeing so many community groups, members, and businesses come together to help others they don't know. She also enjoyed reading dozens of thank you cards from families who received baskets and hearing how they shared their baskets with others in need. 

The importance of community events

Community-based events such as this make a significant impact in the lives of people who surround us. They also provide hope, a sense of community, and places where people feel proud to live.