Donate food items for troops in Afghanistan this weekend

Published on Fri, Feb 19, 2010
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As part of their Lenten mission, youth at St. Anne’s Parish in Blaine are hosting a food and supply collection from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, February 19, and from noon to 4 p.m. February, 20 at Blaine Cost Cutter and The Market at Birch Bay Square.

Supplies donated during the event will be used to send care packages to troops in Kandahar, Afghanistan. One of the troops is Captain John DeRoule, of Blaine. He is the son of John and Frances DeRoule, of Blaine. Frances has recently been diagnosed with lung cancer and is undergoing surgery and treatment since February 1.

The youth will host a final collection from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, February 25 at St. Anne’s Parish.


Below is a list of store bought only items:

Bagged -Ground/whole bean Coffee, instant coffee packets, tea                                   

Beef Jerky                       


Packaged cookies


Granola Bars, Protein bars

Baby Wipes

Hand sanitizer

Tuna in foil packets

Donations for shipping Expenses

For more information, email Tanya Henrikson at

 Any funds in excess collected for shipping will be used to purchase other items.