On Tuesday, September 29, Massachusetts Military Support Foundation (MMSFI) will deliver 1,000 cases of perishable food, including fruit, vegetables, dairy, meat and liquid eggs, to Veterans Northeast Outreach Center for distribution to local veteran communities.
Funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the program will continue for 4 weeks, possibly 12, and will serve veterans located in the North Shore, Merrimack Valley and southern New Hampshire. Food will be distributed at 57 South Hunt Road, Amesbury, MA.
The food is part of MMSFI’s FOOD 4VETS program, which has hosted “pop-up” Empowerment Centers throughout the region since the onset of the pandemic.
“MMSFI has taken the lead in meeting the needs of veterans during this pandemic,” said Gail Hewins of Veterans Northeast Outreach Center (VNEOC). “Our role is to help with logistics and making connections to as many local VSOs, veteran agencies, or veteran-related organizations as possible.”
To learn more about the program, contact John Ford at 978-972-1905 or Gail Hewins at 978-891-7639.
MMSFI’s mission is to provide programs, services and goods that help satisfy critical needs and enhance the well-being and quality of life for veterans, active-duty military and their families in Massachusetts. To learn about MMSFI, visit mmsfi.org.