OPERATION FIRESIDE FEEDS COAST GUARD RECRUITS

On Thanksgiving, more than 90 families in Cape May, Atlantic and Cumberland counties participated on “Operation Fireside”. The program is sponsored by the American Red Cross, and matches recruits at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May with local families who bring them into their homes for a home-cooked holiday meal. The program has been in effect since 1981. This year 226 Coast Guard recruits were treated to dinner by volunteer families.