Red Cross requests food items for veterans' holiday baskets

The Red Cross Berks County Chapter requests food items for veterans holiday baskets. Veterans who use the Veteranís Transportation Services program to ride the Berks County van to the Lebanon VA hospital will receive a basket this holiday season.

The Red Cross counts on the generous donations of various businesses, schools, and individuals for the food items that will fill the baskets. Donors should bring items to the Berks

Chapter during the week of December 2, 2013 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

The program will take place from Dec. 2 through Dec. 13, at the Berks Chapter. Volunteers will make calls to the veterans and then sort, pack, and deliver the baskets.


The items needed for the food baskets include:

Boxes or Bags Instant Potatoes

Boxes or Bags Stuffing

Boxes or Bags Rice

Cans of Packs of Gravy or Gravy Mixes

Canned Vegetables:

String Beans

Lima Beans



Cranberry Sauce

Apple Sauce

Fruit Cocktail

Fruit Juices/Ice Tea

Boxes of Jello

Boxes of Pudding

Peanut Butter




From The Red Cross Berks County Chapter.