Navy Constructionman Jared M. Brooks, son of Julie C. Georges of Catawba, Va. and Michael A. Brooks, of Bradenton, Fla., along with Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11 donated 10 large boxes of food items to the Seabee Pantry at Naval Construction Battalion Center (NCBC) Gulfport, Miss.
Brooks’s battalion had accumulated about 500 pounds of donations including items such as canned foods, boxes of cereal, condiments, snack foods, and many other food items.
Located in NCBC’s Base Chapel, the Seabee Pantry provides help to military members and their dependants to include active duty, Reservists, and retirees.
The Seabee Pantry is dependent on donations like those from NMCB-11 to continue to provide food to service members, retirees and dependants. Individuals, organizations, and other groups are encouraged to donate as well.
The Seabee Pantry is open for patrons as well as donations from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call (228) 871-2454 for details.
NMCB-11 is currently in the midst of a homeport cycle following an eight-month deployment to Afghanistan and is preparing for its next deployment, set to begin near the end of the summer next year.
Brooks is a 2003 graduate of Lakewood Ranch High School of Bradenton, Fla. and joined the Navy in January 2011.
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