Long Island Cares Veterans Project Mobile Outreach Unit Comes to Suffolk County United Veterans
By Long Island News & PRs Published: February 21 2014
The Vets Place Food Pantry, which receives funding throughout the year from Long Island Cares to stock its shelves.
Yaphank, NY - Feb 20, 2014 - Suffolk County United Veterans received a visit from the Long Island Cares Veterans Project Mobile Outreach Unit, loaded with over 300 pounds of fresh produce and 500 pounds plus of personal care and paper product items, all for Veterans and their family members in need. The donated produce helps to provide over 287 meals, and supplements items available at The Vets Place Food Pantry, which receives funding throughout the year from Long Island Cares to stock its shelves.
“Long Island Cares has been a tremendous supporter of our Veterans,” said Ms. Massimo, Program Director for Suffolk County United Veterans. “We are grateful for this donation, as so many of our Veteran and Military families struggle to make ends meet, especially with the recent cuts to food stamps.”
The Vets Place food pantry is located at 32 Mill Road in Yaphank, NY and is open to all Veterans, Military, and their family each Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm.
Suffolk County United Veterans, founded in 1989, serves the homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families of Suffolk County, Long Island, NY. Our organization operates eight sites of progressively-tiered housing in conjunction with a comprehensive range of programs and support services. Our mission is, “To give homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families the support they need to regain their dignity and independence.” Additional information may be found on our website at www.scuv.org or by calling (631) 924-8088.