Denver, Colorado – On Friday, February 24, Soldiers’ Angels hosted a mobile food distribution event providing food assistance to over 200 low-income veterans and their families. Approximately 50 pounds of food, including fresh fruits and vegetables, were distributed to attending families. The distribution was conducted in partnership with the Food Bank of the Rockies and Lockheed Martin.
The Soldiers’ Angels Hunger Relief Program has been providing Denver-area veterans with food assistance since the middle of 2016 and plans to continue the program on a monthly basis into the foreseeable future. Soldiers’ Angels, a national organization providing aid and comfort to military service members, veterans, wounded heroes, and their families, began the program in 2015. Working with local food banks around the country, the organization hopes to open several more food distributions in major cities across the country.
“Veterans who have selflessly served our country should never have to worry about how they will provide the next meal for their families,” said Amy Palmer, President and CEO of Soldiers’ Angels. “Soldiers’ Angels is working to expand our Hunger Relief Program so that we can reach even more veteran families in even more cities across the country.”
Global security and aerospace company, Lockheed Martin, has partnered with Soldiers’ Angels to sponsor the Denver food distribution event for the past two months.
“Lockheed Martin is committed to the support and well-being of the military veterans and families in our communities,” said Lt. Gen. (Ret) Mike Hamel, Lockheed Martin vice president of strategic solutions and executive champion of its local Military and Veteran Employee Resource Group. “A veteran should never worry where the next meal will come from after making a selfless sacrifice for this country. We are extremely proud to sponsor Soldiers’ Angels’ first Mobile Food Pantry for Front Range veterans and their families for all of 2017.”
If you are interested in becoming a part of this monthly event in Denver, Soldiers’ Angels is always looking for volunteers and sponsors to help continue the Hunger Relief Program. Contact Soldiers’ Angels at (210)629-0020 to learn more about assisting in this program. Or visit their website at SoldiersAngels.org to view the many other programs and services they provide for active duty service members, wounded heroes, veterans, and their families.
About Soldiers’ Angels: Soldiers’ Angels is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, their families, and the growing veteran population. Founded in 2003 by the mother of two American soldiers, hundreds of thousands of Soldiers’ Angels “Angel” volunteers assist veterans, wounded, deployed personnel, and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways. (Tax ID# 20-0583415). Learn more at soldiersangels.org
About Lockheed Martin: Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services
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