Thanks to the kindness of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Military Veterans Resource Center will be able to provide meals for hundreds of military families in need this year. MVRC staff members arrived at the Church on Aug. 12, 2014 to pick up the donation and were greeted with dozens of boxes of food. In total, the collection of food has an equivalent worth of $1000.
"We're extremely grateful to the Church for their generosity and their support of Ohio's military community," said MVRC Executive Director Len Proper. "Over 100,000 veterans in Ohio currently rely on food pantries and meal services to feed themselves and their families. With the Church's donation, we can provide many more nutritious meals to veterans, their spouses, and their children."
The Church made their donation in support of MVRC's Feed Ohio Vets' food drive, which is in partnership with the statewide Feed Ohio initiative. From Aug. 23 until Saturday, Sept. 13, MVRC's six resource centers will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items and personal care items for military families throughout Ohio. To find a local drop-off location, interested donors should contact their nearest MVRC career specialist.
Although the official Feed Ohio food drive ends on Sept. 13, MVRC accepts donations of non-perishable food items, household items, personal care items and school supplies for children throughout the year. For additional information about the Feed Ohio Vets food drive, please call 614-230-0662, or call us toll free at 855-557-VETS.