DAV Funds First Year of Monthly Food Pantry for Veterans

The Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota Foundation donated $20k to the Minneapolis VA Medical Center to help support the first year of the Food Pantry, a monthly pop-up food bank that will be available to all Veterans in need.

The new initiative aims to support the growing number of Veterans in need of food assistance. More than 600 Veterans enrolled in the Minneapolis VA Medical Center have identified as food insecure.

“It’s crucial for the DAV of Minnesota to continuously support our Veterans. Providing food is just one of the many ways we demonstrate our commitment,” said Lauri Brooke, Executive Director of the DAV of Minnesota Foundation.

This program is an essential addition to the services offered by the Minneapolis VA Medical Center, providing crucial support to Veterans and their families. In addition to food assistance, the pantry day will feature a range of other services and resources, including VA enrollment and benefits assistance, suicide prevention resources, social work services, and nutrition guidance.

Starting May 21, 2024, and continuing every third Tuesday of the month. The monthly food pantry will be located on the first floor auditorium, open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until supplies last.