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Support Military Food Drive at Southern Service Center

Food Drop off October 5 from 9am to 2pm

Make this week matter, but donating to military families and veterans in need. WBNJ 91.9 FM together with the Ocean County Board of Commissioners, and the Ocean County Veterans Service Bureau are holding a food drive on Oct. 5, 2023 at the Ocean County Southern Service Center 179 Main Street/Route 9 in Manahawkin. This food drive will benefit the Military Support Alliance Food Warriors Program. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., WBNJ will broadcast live soliciting listeners to help by donating non-perishable food items to fill a box truck.

 Items needed are cake mixes, brownie mixes, grits, salad dressings, breakfast bars, mac & cheese, flavored side dishes, breakfast cereal, pancake syrup, pancake mixes, canned goods, dry pasta, pasta sauces, peanut butter, jelly, or any non-perishable food item.

Active service men and women stationed at The Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst have a genuine struggle to put food on their tables. The Food Warriors program needs over 4,000 pounds of food per week to keep up with the needs of these families stationed at the base. MSA Food Warriors Coordinator Mike Schaffer stated, "No one is going hungry on my watch." Schaffer is also the American Legion State Chaplain. The Food Warriors program was started two years ago to help families of active service men and women stationed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.