Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) August 18, 2016
Soldiers’ Angels will conduct a mobile food pantry on Friday, August 26 from 11am-1pm in the parking lot of the Denver VA Hospital located at 1055 Clermont Street, Denver, CO 80220. Over 200 low income veterans and their families will be supported. Each family will receive 50 pounds of food, including fresh fruits and vegetables. The pantry will be conducted with partner agency, the Food Bank of the Rockies.
The Veteran Mobile Food Pantry was started one year ago in San Antonio, Texas near the headquarters of Soldiers’ Angels. Since its start, the event has grown in size and spread to cities across the country, including: Denver, Charleston, and San Diego, with more cities to come. This month, for the first time in any city, the event is to be held in the parking lot of a VA Hospital. The hope is that the event will be even more accessible to veterans that may already be visiting the VA Hospital for other resources.
“The participation of the Denver VA Hospital in this event is a great help in getting these resources to the veterans who need it most,” said Amy Palmer, President and CEO of Soldiers’ Angels. “Many homeless and low income veterans already visit the VA regularly and know how to get to the facility. Hosting the food pantry in an area that these individuals are already familiar with ensures that we are able to support even more families with our Hunger Relief Program.”
The Veteran Mobile Food Pantry is scheduled to be held monthly in the parking lot of the Denver VA Hospital for the remainder of the year on the following dates: August 26, September 23, October 28, November 18, and December 23.
Those interested in sponsoring or volunteering at future Denver food pantry events should contact Soldiers’ Angels at (210)629-0020, or visit their website at http://www.SoldiersAngels.org.
About Soldiers’ Angels: Soldiers' Angels is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, their families, and the growing veteran population. Founded in 2003 by the mother of two American soldiers, hundreds of thousands of Soldiers' Angels "Angel" volunteers assist veterans, wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways. (Tax ID# 20-058-3415). Learn more at http://www.soldiersangels.org.