Sunnyway and Keystone Ford collect for Christmas giving

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Operation Christmas Cheer is underway, courtesy of Sunnyway Foods and Keystone Ford.

Special events manager Will Whitehead announced that donations would be accepted for area families, and for members of the armed forces serving throughout the world.

“We ask that you join us in collecting much-needed items to be distributed right here in Franklin County, in cooperation with area food banks, the Marine Corps League and area churches,” Whitehead said. “Please help us share our good fortune and love with others this holiday season.”

Drop off points are Sunnywood Foods in Greencastle and Chambersburg, and Keystone Ford in Chambersburg. Goods and cash should be in by Dec. 18.

Items sought for Christmas dinners are: cans of sauerkraut, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, cake icing and fruit; packaged cake mixes and stuffing; and cash which will be used to purchase turkeys, hams, milk, fruit and potatoes. All will be donated to Greencastle and Chambersburg food banks.

Items for children include: new unwrapped toys (but no guns or anything military or considered violent), winter coats, sweaters, hats, gloves, school supplies, notebooks, backpacks, games, toothbrushes and toothpaste. The toys will be given to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program, which distributes them to less fortunate girls and boys.

The items Operation Christmas Cheer would like to send to the troops include: hard candy, stationery, beef jerky, beef snack sticks, white socks, DVD movies, crossword puzzles, hand sanitizer, dried fruit, magazines, snack crackers, baby wipes, envelopes, toothpaste, popcorn, t-shirts, books, razors, pens and pencils, canned nuts, cookies and snack cakes.