Caring and Sharing Program Donates Canned Food Items to Local Food Bank
GROTON, Conn. (NNS) -- Caring and Sharing Program coordinators at Naval Submarine Base New London donated nearly 500 pounds of canned food items to the Gemma E. Moran United Way Labor Food Center in Groton March 2.
The Caring and Sharing Program donates canned food items not used in the annual prepared boxes provided to Sailors and their families during the holiday season.
Legalman 1st Class Ru Li, assigned to Commander, Submarine Group 2, oversees the annual program and reflected on continuing the tradition of supporting the local community.
"Last year's Caring and Sharing Program was a big success in that we helped nearly 400 Sailors and their families by providing them Thanksgiving and Christmas meals in a box," said Li. "This is a wonderful opportunity to carry our program forward by assisting others who may be in need."
The Caring and Sharing Program was launched in the early 1990s and has continued its long history of offering assistance to Sailors and their families during the holidays. This annual program will continue this proud tradition later this year when the donation collection resumes in November.
"There's a lot of work and volunteers that go toward making this program a success," said Li. "It's a long commitment, but worth it."