Help A Hungry Veteran
Help provide monthly groceries for a U.S. veteran living in poverty
American veterans face a tough array of challenges when they return from active service: poverty, hunger, physical and mental illnesses, drug abuse, chronic unemployment, homelessness.
Last year, over 40,000 veterans – many with disabilities – were identified as homeless nationwide, with 15,000 literally living on the streets, according to the Department of Veteran Affairs. And while veteran homelessness is down since 2010, too many of the men and women who’ve sacrificed to serve their country still struggle to rebuild their lives on their own.
Through our Sponsor A Veteran Program, you can make an immediate difference in the life of a specific veteran who is struggling in profound poverty.
How does it work?
Donors sign up online to sponsor an individual veteran in need. Your recurring, monthly donation of $36.50 (or $18.50 to share a sponsorship) will provide a week’s worth of groceries to the veteran we match you with.
Once you sign up, we’ll email you information about the veteran you are sponsoring, including their first name, age, birth date and basic military service details. (Scroll down to sign up.)
Want to do more?
You can also choose to package up and mail items your matched veteran might not otherwise have access to, such as warm winter outerwear, personal hygiene products, books or other reading materials. We’ll provide more information about these options when you sign up.
Individual veterans in need are recommended to our program by Family Services of Westchester, in White Plains, NY, and by Mental Health America of Dutchess County in Poughkeepsie, NY. The vets they refer to our program are those who struggle the most each month to cover their basic living expenses.
Sponsor A Veteran: 1 to 1
Sponsor an impoverished U.S. veteran living in a supportive housing facility. Your monthly donation of $36.50 will provide “your” matched veteran with a reliable week’s worth of groceries, month in and month out. Or, consider rounding up your recurring donation to $40.00 to help Family-to-Family keep the lights on!
Sponsor A Veteran: 2 for 1
Sponsor an impoverished U.S. veteran living in a supportive housing facility. Your monthly donation of $18.50 will provide “your” matched veteran with a reliable week’s worth of groceries, month in and month out. Or, consider “rounding up” your recurring donation to $20.00 to help Family-to-Family keep the lights on!
The veterans services organizations we partner with are
- Family Services of Westchester, White Plains, NY
- MHA (Mental Health America) of Dutchess County Vet2Vet, Poughkeepsie, NY