The Gladstone August Mattson Squad #71 of the Sons of the American Legion made a $200 donation to the Gladstone St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. According to the Squad Commander Bill Germain, “Our group was looking for a great way to give back to the community and thought this was a great way to help the pantry with their needs of their hope to re-stock the shelves. This is the time of the year for giving.” The funds were generated through the Son’s Croatian chicken dinners. The Sons of the American legion was founded for preserving the American Legion traditions and programs while improving the quality of life for the nation’s children, caring for veterans and their families and teaching the fundamentals of good citizenship. The Sons of The American Legion Detachment of Michigan represents over 24,000 members in the State of Michigan. Pictured from left: Squad #71 Sons John Pickard, Tony Sustarich, Gary Gray, Don Couillard; representing the Food Pantry is Mary Knoch, George Maciejewski and handling the check is Commander Bill Germain.