The 307th Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Airborne) spent the last three weeks collecting non-perishable items for a food drive that culminated on the morning of Dec. 13. Under the leadership of Command Sgt. Maj. Steven Tetreault and Lt. Col. Brett G. Sylvia, the Sappers of the 307th fostered an environment of healthy competition. Each of the six companies raced to see which could donate the most this holiday season.

The food drive was organized and run by Pam Tetreault, an active member of the battalion’s Family readiness group.  Originally, the focus was to find a way to take care of Families within the battalion who needed assistance during this season.  Each of the companies started to really get into it with their own, or platoon-based competitions within the companies to see which could raise the most.

Once it became clear that the Soldiers and Families of this battalion were prepared to give much more than would be needed within the battalion, the battalion leadership determined that it would be a great time to give back to the great community that supports the Soldiers and Families.  Pam, along with Soldiers and spouses of the 307th consolidated, organized and ensured the delivery of over 10,000 pounds of donated food.  She and her team of volunteers put together fourteen baskets for Families within the battalion and donated the remaining thousands of pounds of food to six different charities in Spring Lake, Hope Mills, Fayetteville and Sanford areas. The Soldiers of the 307th Eng. Bn. wish everyone in the surrounding community a happy holiday season.