For more than a century in the greater Red Bank area, the Salvation Army has helped needy neighbors throughout the community, and while the organization’s services are called upon all year long, the end-of-year holidays pose a special challenge to families who struggle to keep their loved ones fed and clothed — to say nothing of parents who wish only to put a smile on a child’s face at Christmastime.
Beginning next month, the Salvation Army Red Bank Corps will be accepting sign-up requests for 2016 Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance.
RBR sophomores Hannah Christensen, Devon Barnes, Billy Lynch and Kyra Soldo collect donations for this Wednesday’s Football Food Drive at the school’s home field.
By CASSANDRA DORN, Red Bank Regional HS
Many area residents fill their Thanksgiving with football, family and food. Others, however, have a lot less on their plates. Literally.
This Thanksgiving, fans enjoying the traditional Red Bank Regional-Long Branch football game can earn free admission while helping the needy in our area. The RBR Athletic Department, in conjunction with the Red Bank Corps of the Salvation Army, is sponsoring a Football Food Drive on Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 27. Fans can simply bring a non-perishable food item to the game and receive a ticket good for free admission. Food will be delivered to the Salvation Army of Red Bank.