William Reeves Food Pantry Wish List
Shelf Milk, juices, cereal, pasta, jarred spaghetti sauce, tuna, canned soup, peanut butter, jelly, cookies, condiments,crackers and personal hygiene items.
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 over time he donated over three tons of food to our organization. In August 2007, in recognition of Bill’s efforts, Vetwork dedicated its food pantry as the “Bill Reeves Food Pantry”.
Today Bill’s family, the Reeves and Liddy’s, carry on Bill’s work by holding food drives. In December 2007, the families held its first food drive and collected 1,200 pounds of food. In December 2008, they worked with St. Catharine’s Cub Scout Pack 21 “Scouting for Food” event and collected 2,500 pounds of food. In December 2009 2,200 pounds was collected for this same event. They also seek corporate donations for personal hygiene products.
If you would like to help by donating food or personal care items to the Bill Reeves Food Pantry, please contact Vetwork 609-971-7613 or toll free 1-877-971-7613.
“I was hungry and you gave me food.”
Matthew ~ 25:35