VFW Post 12196 Host s Another Successful Can Food Drive


Gerald Decker, Commander, Leland VFW Post 12196

VFW Post 12196


On Saturday, February 18, Leland VFWPost 12196 held its annual Canned Food Drive for Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA). A significant amount of food and some money was raised that will benefit BFA’s program to provide food for those in need in Brunswick County.

Participation may have been hampered due to a week delay because of bad weather, says Commander Gerald Decker. However, thanks to our local business partners Edward Jones Financial Adviser Deb Pickett and Leland Fuzzy Peach, the drive was another success.

This is the 3rd year the Post has held a February CannedFood Drive. We also hold an annual November Coat Drive for BFA. Over the last three years, we have donated over 700 coats
to BFA.

“Most of our public efforts to date have been to assist local community groups. For example, we recently held a day-long event
for Manna Ministries to raise food and funds for their mission,” says Commander Decker.