County Corner

Helping those in need

OCREA member Joe Latif gathers donations at the OCREA Fall Luncheon.

At its Fall Meeting/Luncheon, the Ocean County Retired Educators Association (OCREA) launched its new initiative of helping those in need of assistance by partnering with the Ocean County Hunger Relief.

Members donated non-perishable items, paper products, microwaveable food containers, and personal products, as well as gift cards to various grocery stores.

 This non-profit organization consists of a network of 26 food pantries within Ocean County. This group provides assistance to the homeless, those of low-income, single parents, seniors on set incomes, and the unemployment. Additionally, they provide homeless and mental health programs and a thrift shop.

OCREA’s generosity contributed to the project’s great success. As a result, the effort was continued at OCREA’s Holiday Meeting/Luncheon. OCREA members will again donate at the upcoming Spring Meeting/Luncheon on May 14, at the Lobster Shanty, Pt. Pleasant.