SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — In a time of need, it is heartwarming to see people come together to help those in need in our regional community.  

The men from the Ocean County Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh had the privilege to help deliver meals to area families in need. 

The major shout out must go to Southern Regional teacher Tracy Adams for her leadership in this charitable endeavor. Adams leads the Southern District food pantry and each Easter season the district and friends assist Southern Regional student families who need assistance and the meals are a great help.

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This is a unique year and because of the circumstances in which we are living, the Southern Regional Food Pantry went beyond their normal generosity to provide even larger meals for the families.    

Southern Regional High School teacher Jim McCabe reported that students from the Barnegat School district were also helped with baskets put together by a team led by Barnegat Business Administrator Steve Brennan, attorney Marty Buckley and Gary Brown from the ABMM Financial firm. The Barnegat team also gathered a special basket for a Barnegat family in need of basic essentials while living in temporary housing.

 Here is a list of some people deserving credit for blessing others so wonderfully.

  • The Barnegat High School pantry team that put the meals together. Steve Brennan, Marty Buckley and Gary Brown. 
  • The Southern Regional food pantry led by Tracy Adams.
  • Tide Table Group of Restaurants for their contributions and help by their employees
  • D's Delights for the donation of fresh made cupcakes.
  • U.S. Foods corporation for donating hams.
  • Wyrsch family 
  • Malinda Fritz farm eggs donations
  • Baked cupcakes from D's delights.
  • Kendrick Keough
  • Jim McCabe and the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh who helped deliver the baskets

There may be others who contributed and are unnamed here. Please accept apology if you are not mentioned.  

This is a great illustration of the giving nature of our local people in our school districts. May God's blessings be upon on us all this Easter.  

For information about the Shillelagh's, check out their website here.