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SHIPPING OUT: FOOD DONATIONS SOUGHT

According to a news release from RiverCenter, 75 Marines from 6th Motor Transport Battalion, based in Lincroft at Half Mile and Newman Springs Road are shipping out to Iraq on May 28 — Memorial Day.

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American Recreational Military Services (A.R.M.S), a nonprofit that provides family support services to armories in the tri-state region, has asked RiverCenter to help plan a send-off breakfast for the soldiers and their families. But no budget exists for this type of event, so it can only happen through donations. A.R.M.S. is seeking breakfast food donations or monetary donations to put toward purchasing food for this event.

The event will be from 5a until 7a and some 350 to 400 people are expected to attend. Below is a list of the items needed.

Mini Variety Packs of Cereal

Coffee & Tea

Juice (orange, apple, & cranberry)

Muffins

Danish

Donuts

Fruit platters

Bagels

Cream cheese and Butter

Milk and Half- &-half

Water and Ice

RiverCenter is also hoping to find restaurants willing to donate hot food and be on site to serve it that morning.

Interested businesses should contact RiverCenter by email or fax (732.842.7615) by Friday, May 17 with the following information:

Name of Business

Contact Person

Phone

Item to be donated

Amount of item to be donated

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