VFVF supports six Veteran Village housing complexes. When veterans are in housing, the need for food and supplies is still great. The Pantry offers an ongoing collection of nutritious, healthy food. Four of these villages receive milk and eggs weekly.
December 21 was a blessed day for the Loma Linda Veterans Village residents. Orange Show Foundation provided a $25 gift card; Bimbo Bakeries provided loaves of bread, Redlands Elks 583, and the Veterans Committee provided pancake mix and syrup. Humanity Against Hunger donated hams. They also received items for breakfast: bacon, sausage, chorizo, butter, jelly, milk, and eggs. They were also given a choice of items for dinner: stuffing, mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, rice, cranberries, canned fruit, and vegetables. Parents were also able to pick up presents for their children for Christmas. They also received gorgeous handmade quilts, which were much appreciated. One veteran told us there is a desire to collect warm comforts after suffering homelessness. One resident was near tears telling us how much the Volunteers For Veterans Foundation ® means to him. It’s not just having a roof over their heads and food but a warm sense of community.