Veterans Food Outreach
The South Texas Food Bank’s Veterans Food Outreach Program, in conjunction with Volunteers Serving the Need, addresses the growing hunger problem among the U.S. civilian veterans in Webb County by providing monthly supplemental food assistance.
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 Jorge Ornelas at the South Texas Food Bank: (956) 726-3120.
In accordance with Federal Law and the U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this organization and/or its programs are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, disability, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, and sexual orientation.