Veterans Food Outreach
Play Ball! On this Veterans Day come out and enjoy Amercia's favorite sport!
The U.S. CBP will be hosting a baseball game tonight (11/11/11) at Veterans Field to mark the end of this year's United Way of Laredo Campaign. The Food Bank will be manning the concession stand. The sales/proceeds of these concession items will go directly to the Food Bank (Ticket sales will benefit UW)! Come out with your family, invite a local veteran, have a good time, and support a great cause.
Tonight’s weather is expected to be pleasant (mid-low 70s)
The South Texas Food Bank’s Veterans Food Outreach Program, in conjunction with the City of Laredo’s third party funding, addresses the growing hunger problem among the U.S. civilian veterans in Webb County by providing monthly supplemental food assistance.
The Veterans Food Outreach Program targets homeless, low income, at-risk, and disabled veterans -both male and female- along with their families and their dependent children.
The number of returning veterans has dramatically increased in the last ten years. Unfortunately, many communities do not know how to appropriately address the issues and needs of our veterans, in particular the lack of food and other basic human needs.
In Webb County there is a rapidly growing civilian veteran population of 4.2% (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010). There is a growing need and demand for basic human services among our local veterans, especially as a great percentage of this population are identified as elderly with complex medical issues or disabilities and who lack appropriate family or social support.
Veterans or veterans’ families in need can apply for the food outreach program or through the SNAP Outreach Program at the South Texas Food Bank.
If you would like to apply for this program or would like more information, call Juan Solis or Alma Blanco, SNAP Outreach Program Coordinator at the South Texas Food Bank main office: (956) 726-3120