GPS Wing's Food Drive Helps to Feed Nearly 100 Families
By Global Positioning Systems Wing, SMC
/ Published December 11, 2009
LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Following a two-week food drive, the Global Positioning Systems Wing contributed 94 boxes of food to the Salvation Army in Redondo Beach. Each box consisted of 13 items of food including rice, milk, cereal, canned meat, canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese, beans, and soup. The average cost to build one box was roughly $25.00. The men and women of GPS Wing donated more than $2,350 worth of food.
Captain Ryan Burris, a member of the GPS Wing Company Grade Officer Council, orchestrated the food drive effort and played a vital role in the wing far exceeding its goal to feed 50 Redondo Beach families. In addition to the generous donations from the members of GPS Wing, the base Commissary contributed $50 towards the Thanksgiving food drive, which helped feed two additional families. With the charitable support of the base Commissary and the GPS Wing military, civilian, and contractor personnel, the wing nearly doubled its goal!
"Thanks to the efforts of our CGOC, the GPS Wing was able to provide food to a number of Redondo Beach families this holiday season," said Col. Dave Madden, GPS Wing commander.
GPSW is partnered with the City of Redondo Beach and Mayor Mike Gin under the Honorary Commander's program.