David Dolby Sussex County AMVETS Post 2 in Long Neck has been busy through the holiday season. For the most of the day Dec. 23, a dedicated kitchen crew was busy preparing a Christmas meal for 75 veterans and their families. The meal included a roast chicken, ham, potatoes, broccoli slaw and rolls, with enough to have leftovers for another meal. Mountaire Farms donated some of the roaster chickens. The meals were picked up at the post that night.
The post also provided a Thanksgiving meal this year, and upped their number from 50 to 75 meals for Christmas. “There are so many people in need right now,” said Barbara Ann Racine-Kerezsi, one of the organizers of the outreach program.
The post continues to offer reasonably priced family takeout meals every Wednesday.
In addition, the post is collecting items for Operation We Care, which provides care packages to deployed troops and makes donations to local law enforcement and fire departments. Last year, members filled a cargo trailer, and Racine-Kerezsi said even with COVID-19 restrictions in place, this year’s drive will likely surpass last year’s. Donations of food, toiletries or cash can be dropped off at the post at 32592 Long Neck Road. Phone 302-945-0406 for more information.
Among the needed items are decks of cards, body wash, granola bars, hot chocolate packets, disposable razors, toaster pastries, microwave popcorn, toothpaste and brushes, powdered drink mixes, gum and mints, instant oatmeal, pens, shampoo and lip balm. Donations can be made up to Monday, Jan. 4.