STAFFORD — The Manahawkin Elks Lodge #2340 donated $3,500, to support the Vetwork Program of VetGroup, Inc. This donation is funded with a Beacon Grant received from the Elks National Foundation (ENF). The mission of ENF is to build stronger communities where Elks live and work by investing in projects to improve the quality of life.

The core activities of the Vetwork Program (for lower income veterans in Ocean County) includes a food pantry, transportation to various appointments and shopping, and homeless prevention. These vital resources ensure veterans in Ocean County have access to much-needed food and service programs during the Covid-19 pandemic. We truly appreciate the deep concern demonstrated by the staff of the Vetwork program for the veterans in our community.