Bill Reeves Food Pantry

 

William H. Reeves was a U.S. Navy veteran. He served four years on the USS Charles H. Roan DD-853 during the Korean War era. He was a member of the Tin Can Sailors – The National Association of Destroyer Veterans, VFW Post 8867, the American Legion 348, and the Elks Lodge, all of Brick, New Jersey. Bill cared deeply about the well-being of his less fortunate fellow veterans, as well as anyone in need. As part of Bill’s weekly retirement routine, he would donate, collect, and deliver food and personal care items to Vetwork. After Bill passed away on December 13th, 2006, we estimated that he donated over three tons of food to our organization over time. In August 2007, in recognition of Bill’s efforts, Vetwork dedicated its food pantry as the “Bill Reeves Food Pantry”.

 

Bill’s family, the Reeves and Liddys, have partnered with Vetwork to carry on Bill’s work by holding food drives. In December 2007, the family held its first food drive and collected 1,200 pounds of food. They have partnered with the St. Catharine’s Cub Scout Pack 21 and continue to partner with the St. Catharine’s School Student Council, holding annual food drives.

If you would like to help by donating food or personal care items to the Bill Reeves Food Pantry, please contact Vetwork at 609-971-7613 or toll-free at 1-877-971-7613.