Mon April 30, 2012
VA sets up food pantry to help veterans in need
VA of Nebraska-Western Iowa officials estimate several thousand veterans in their service territory are homeless or living below the poverty line.
The VA of Nebraska-Western Iowa is partnering with Omaha’s Together Inc. to offer a food pantry for homeless and low-income veterans. The pantry opened April 18th and will operate on the first and third Wednesdays of each month.
VA of Nebraska-Western Iowa spokesman Will Ackerman says they hope to provide another resource to veterans struggling to get by.
The food pantry is located in Building D at the VA Medical Center in Omaha. Ackerman says they hope to expand the pantry and the services it provides.
More information is available at www.nebraska.va.gov.