EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — A group of local radio stations has teamed with the Community FoodBank of New Jersey for the 10th year to collect donations for families in need this holiday season.

The Operation Help event is in full swing to combat hunger, one of the biggest issues our area faces.

Operation Help is an annual effort by Longport Media to collect food and cash for the FoodBank and its 250 partner charities across South Jersey.

“Every year we’re amazed at the generosity of our listeners and area schools and businesses who all pull together to help out our neighbors in need,” said Paul Kelly, Longport Media’s vice president of broadcast operations.

Scott Cronick, director of entertainment publications for The Press of Atlantic City and host of “Off The Press With Scott Cronick” on News Talk 1400 WOND-AM, will broadcast his daily radio show live from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday afternoon at the Chickie’s and Pete’s in Egg Harbor Township.

“This is one of the few charities where you can see your donation immediately affecting people’s lives,” Cronick said.

Over the past nine years, Operation Help has raised more than $50,000 in monetary donations as well as more than 34 tons of food.

Operation Help runs through 3 p.m. Wednesday.

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