Soldiers’ Angels Hunger Relief Program hosted a Veteran Mobile Food Distribution today at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center. The event provided food assistance to over 200 low-income, at-risk, and homeless veterans from the Charleston area. The distribution was conducted in partnership with the Lowcountry Food Bank and the Ralph Johnson VAMC.
The Hunger Relief Program was introduced to the Charleston area in September 2016 and has since provided monthly food assistance to hundreds of local families.
“The Soldiers’ Angels food distribution events have become a staple for many local Charleston-area veteran families,” said Amy Palmer, President & CEO of Soldiers’ Angels. “Many families rely on the supplemental food assistance they receive from this program in order to keep food on the table through the entire month for their families.”
The Soldiers’ Angels Hunger Relief Program is a nationwide initiative that was started in September of 2015 at the Soldiers’ Angels headquarters in San Antonio, Texas. The program continued on a monthly basis in San Antonio and was also established in three other cities across the country: Charleston, South Carolina; Denver, Colorado; and Detroit, Michigan. Last month, Soldiers’ Angels hosted the inaugural monthly event in Atlanta, Georgia.
If you are interested in becoming a part of this monthly event in Charleston, Soldiers’ Angels is always looking for volunteers and sponsors to help continue the Hunger Relief Program. Contact Soldiers’ Angels at (210) 629-0020 to learn more about assisting in this program. Or visit their website at www.SoldiersAngels.org to view the many other programs and services provided for active duty service members, wounded heroes, veterans, and their families.