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USCG Auxiliary Drum Point Flotilla Donates 700-plus Pounds of Food

For the third year the Coast Guard Auxiliary Drum Point Flotilla has come together to help those less fortunate by sponsoring a food drive within their unit for Chesapeake Cares Food Pantry.
    Members of the unit donated 67.2 pounds of non-perishable food items that would supplement a turkey for Thanksgiving. They also donated $140, which according to Patty Fiegel from the pantry, will supply another 700 pounds of food, which equates to five pounds of food for every dollar donated.
    The food and cash donation was presented to Debbie Weber and Patty Fiegel on 14 November, just in time for Thanksgiving pickups. Members who presented the food on behalf of the Flotilla were Connie and John Cosgrove, James Jefferson, Bill Smith and Harry Scott.
    Chesapeake Cares Food Pantry had served 805 families with 20,000 pounds of food the week ending on 14 November, Weber said. “While the 805 families served is a great number, the number I like the most is the number one: that one call like the one received last week from a client saying she had gotten a job and no longer needed the pantry’s help.”

–Connie Cosgrove, Public Affairs Officer: USCG Auxiliary Drum Point Flotilla