Operation Veteran and Caregiver Support is proud to announce the opening of our Military Family food pantry. After seeing an increasing demand among the veteran families we serve for food based assistance, and understanding that families who may not qualify for traditional assistance still need help, we decided to create a food pantry. We have sourced donations from many in the community and we are so grateful for their help. We have a wide variety of shelf stable food, from traditional canned goods to cereal and even some pet items!
The food pantry is open and available for active duty, National Guard, Reserve, honorably discharged veterans, retirees, and widowed families, living in Miami, Darke, Shelby, Champaign, Montgomery, or Clark county. This food pantry is hardship based, and as such there is no financial need requirement. However, families can only access the pantry once a month, and only for 6 months per calendar year. Our goal at Operation Veteran and Caregiver Support is to empower veterans and their families to transform their quality of life, so if a family is in need longer than 3 consecutive months, we will begin working with them to see how we can help to change their situation, connecting them with resources to help with employment assistance, budgeting, or housing. For veteran families, you must provide proof of an general or higher discharge and proof of residency, via a DD-214 (original or certified copy only) and a piece of mail addressed to the veteran at the address requesting assistance.
If you are interested in donating items to our food pantry, thank you! We are always accepting donations of in date, non-perishable food items and grocery gift cards. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources at this time to accept perishable donations. Please contact us at (937) 570-6460 to arrange a time to drop off your donations at our office!