Social Engagement: High
What’s What: If you want to help make sure that low-income Veterans and their families have food on their tables, you can do it with Soldiers’ Angels.
Amava Take: Soldiers’ Angels Veteran Mobile Food Distribution partners with local food banks to provide food relief to low income veterans and their families on a monthly basis. Soldiers’ Angels stands for the idea that no Veteran who served their country proudly should ever have to worry about going hungry or finding their next meal. The need for volunteers during the unprecedented Covid-19 outbreak is acute. With extra precautions in place—gloves, masks, social distancing, and asking the veterans to stay in their cars with the windows up—Soldiers’ Angels teams are making sure veterans have food on their tables.
Questions and Answers:
Where does Soldiers’ Angels set up Veteran Mobile Food Distribution Events?
The Soldiers’ Angels Hunger Relief Program provides monthly food assistance to low-income, at-risk, and homeless veterans in six cities across the country: Atlanta, Georgia; Charleston, South Carolina; Denver, Colorado; Detroit, Michigan; Orlando, Florida; and San Antonio, Texas.
What is the impact of a Soldiers’ Angels Veteran Mobile Food Distribution Event?
Each Veteran Mobile Food Distribution event serves about 200 veterans with approximately 75 pounds of quality produce, meat, and non-perishables. This amount of food could produce up to two weeks of meals for a family of four.
How does the program work?
Soldiers’ Angels volunteers work to make the day of the event as easy as possible for attending veterans. Veterans show up at their predetermined time slot and get in line with their car. After being checked in, veterans drive through the event and volunteers load bags of groceries into the vehicles. No need for veterans to even get out of their cars. Veterans that do not have vehicles are able to walk or roll through the line. Volunteers load the groceries into carts, trolleys, or backpacks—whatever is the easiest way for the veteran to get their groceries home.
Special Requirements: A willingness to serve and follow safety protocols.
Setting it Up: Visit Soldiers’ Angels to learn more.