ShareThis

Making Sure Military Families Stay Fed

Making Sure Military Families Stay Fed A supply line Wednesday afternoon at New Jersey’s largest military base is handing out items many of us are gathering this month: food for the holidays.

It’s the annual Operation Homefront’s Holiday Meals for Military event.

“The idea is to provide crucial family support to our military and veteran families,” says Peter Stinson, Operation Homefront’s Northeast senior director.

Since 2008, Operation Homefront has helped provide more than 75,000 military families with groceries and gift cards for the holidays.

At the joint base Mcguire-Dix-Lakehurst, 250 active duty, reserve and National Guard families are receiving a full day’s worth of food.

“It’s awesome to not have to worry, that we have everything we need for the holiday,” says military wife Tara Whetstone.

Many families here are far from home.

Shannon Kelleher is from Tennessee and her husband works with C17 cargo planes.

She says this haul is enough to share.

“I am going to make dinner for us as well as airmen who are in the dorms and other families who are going to stay here who don’t have family near,” says Kelleher.

In addition to groceries, dozens received gift cards to Cracker Barrel where they can get almost a home-cooked meal without having to do any of the cooking.

“I enjoy going to Cracker Barrel so to have them give us a gift card it means a lot,” says Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Pollard.

Operation Homefront doesn’t just help at Christmas time.

They assist military families and veterans with medical and financial needs year-round.

Article continues below

advertisement
A Med Spa Nov 300X125



Author: South Jersey Organization Making Sure Military Families Stay Well-Fed During Holidays

Archives


No Reports Of Serious Injuries After NJ State Trooper Involved In Crash In Burlington County

Overdosing Mother Rolled Onto, Killed 13-Month-Old Son

South Jersey Magazine Digital Edition

Gov. Murphy, Democratic Leaders Reach Deal To Raise New Jersey’s Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour

Cherry Hill’s Politz Day School Gets State Aid To Help Improve Security

Suspect William Owens Shot And Killed, 2 Women Freed After Hostage Situation At Logan Township UPS Facility

Lawsuit Alleges Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner Created ‘Toxic Culture’ For Women

Lawsuit To Be Announced Against Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner

South Jersey Man Admits Using Hammer To Fatally Beat Sleeping Girlfriend

Higher Percentage Of People Left New Jersey Than In Any Other State In 2018, Study Finds

Somers Point Residents Torn Over New Plastic Bag Fee Meant To Protect Environment

Thousands Attend Memorial Service For Natalie Dempsey, South Jersey Firefighter Killed In Christmas Crash

Lindenwold Police Searching For Man Who Sexually Assaulted Woman Inside Condo On Christmas

Firefighter Dies In Crash On Christmas Morning In Hamilton Township

Cherry Hill Police Warning Parents Not To Drop Children Off At Mall Unattended


More Articles