Hudock Capital Group partnered with Middleswarth to support the efforts. The first shipment went out on Aug. 4 from the Middleswarth Potato Chip factory in Middleburg.
“What I love about it is that it’s individual. We aren’t sending it to a warehouse some place… I watched them loading it onto the truck,” said Barbara Hudock, CEO of Hudock Capital Group. “They had barbecue and plain potato chips. They were sending them directly to the military base in Iraq.”
The new program lets the Red Cross Central Pennsylvania Region act as a “sister chapter” to the Red Cross in Baghdad. The idea is to send a taste of home, like home-town chips from Central Pennsylvania, to those who are missing home overseas while serving in the Armed Forces.
“It can be so meaningful to folks overseas,” said Jeri Sims, CEO of American Red Cross Central Pennsylvania Region. “It’s like apple pie.”