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Community Makes it Possible to Sustain Food for Veterans

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Feed Our Vets food pantries rely on the communities that they reside in  to continue the important work of feeding hungry Vets and their families.

The Utica, NY pantry is a wonderful example of how people from all walks of life come together to support food distributions to Vets in need.

From a group of motorcycle riders, to a bunch of local hockey fans to Boy Scout troops, the Utica community is doing its part to raise funds and food for their Feed Our Vets pantry.

Feed Our Vets Utica pantry held its first Motorcycle Rally fundraiser on August 19th this year. seventy-five riders came out to support the event, which was organized by FOV Vice President Mark Smith and event producer Barb Johnston. The two hour ride began and ended at Long Branch park in Syracuse. Riders were greeted by a celebratory barbecue at the end of the ride sponsored by Wegmans and Dinosaur BBQ

Riders are already committed for next year’s ride, which is scheduled for August 11, 2013. Organizers will hold a “compass” format next year, with riders starting in four upstate NY cities– Binghamton, Watertown, Rochester, Utica– and all ending in Syracuse.

To reserve your spot, submit your Name, address,phone and number of people per bike through our Contact Page.

Another effort to raise funds and food for the Utica pantry comes in the form of a parntership with a local hockey team and its fans. There’s still hockey, even with the NHL lockout. Feed Our Vets, Utica is partnering with the Syracuse Crunch selling tickets for one of their upcoming games. Every ticket sold through Feed Our Vets raises $5 for the Utica and Watertown Veteran food distributions.  To buy tickets, send us a message.

Also,three different Utica area Cub scout troops collected food for the Feed Our Vets pantry this winter. One Saturday, scoutsleft door hangers on houses in area neighborhoods, announcing they would be picking up food the following weekend, and picked up the food the next week. Their efforts brought in over 2,500 lbs. of food for hungry Vets and their families.

 


Recent News & Newsletters


Scrap for Vets, a go-green program that turns scrap metal into food for Veteran Families - Wednesday, November 19, 2014
25% of Active Duty Military Families Seek Food Aid - Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Feed Our Vets food pantry in Utica serves hundreds in Utica - Friday, August 22, 2014
Feed Our Vets Watertown in the News - Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Oriskany NY 5K Run Food Drive - Saturday, July 19, 2014
Happy 4th of July - Friday, July 4, 2014
Feed Our Vets Featured in Recent Sullivan & Son Episode - Monday, June 30, 2014
Shop and support Feed Our Vets at AmazonSmile - Friday, June 27, 2014
Jamie Burroughs Golf Tournament Helps Feed Vets, Seeks Silent Auction Donations - Monday, June 23, 2014
Scrap for Vets Program Turns Metal and Muscle into Food for Veterans - Tuesday, June 10, 2014
SNAP Benefit Cuts Will Affect Thousands of Veterans in Every State - Thursday, May 15, 2014
Canstruction Utica raises 3 Tons of Food – a “Smashing Success” - Wednesday, May 14, 2014
4 Point Compass Ride – Sunday August 3, 2014 - Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Follow Feed Our Vets on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest - Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Feed Our Vets Named as a Beneficiary for 2014 Canstruction Utica - Thursday, April 10, 2014
Feed Our Vets Gaining Exposure and Financial Support through Partnership with Patriotic Online Marketplace - Monday, March 31, 2014
Feed Our Vets Strives to Feed More Veterans as Hunger Increases Among Enlisted Families and Homelessness Rises Among Young Soldiers - Friday, March 21, 2014
Feed Our Vets & Founder Rich Synek Featured in Moving Video by WHOGOESHUNGRY - Thursday, March 6, 2014
Thank You to these Generous Supporters -
Feed Our Vets Seeks Americans’ Help as a Post-Holiday Decline in Donations Hurts Hungry Veterans and Their Families - Monday, February 24, 2014
Feed Our Vets Strives to Feed More Veterans as Hunger Increases Among Enlisted Families and Homelessness Rises Among Younger Soldiers -
Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES Food Drive a Huge Success - Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Veterans Need Assistance More than Ever After Nov. 1 Budget Cuts, Says Feed Our Vets - Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Hometown Hero – Rich Synek - Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Bikers Hit the Road to Help Feed Our Vets Provide Meals to Veterans - Wednesday, September 11, 2013
VA triples spending on veteran homelessness problem - Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Bikers Gear Up for 2nd Annual 4 Points Compass Ride to Benefit Feed Our Vets - Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Contest at Brad Paisley Concert Nets 900 Pounds of Food to Help Feed Our Vets Provide Meals for Hungry Veterans and their Families - Monday, June 17, 2013
Ways to Honor Veterans and Military Families this Memorial Day - Monday, May 20, 2013
Stand Down Events for Homeless Veterans -
Feed Our Vets Receives Two Tons of Donated Food After Local Teams Compete in “Canstruction” Competition at Sangertown Square - Tuesday, May 14, 2013
VA Launches Hotline to Answer Questions on VA Health Care and Benefits for Women Veterans - Friday, April 26, 2013
Feed Our Vets Advocates More Support and Planning for Solutions to End Hunger and Homelessness Among Veterans - Thursday, April 18, 2013
Feed Our Vets Utilizes the Bustle of Times Square to Heighten the Public’s Awareness About Hunger and Homelessness Among America’s Veterans - Monday, March 18, 2013
Trauma Sets Female Veterans Adrift Back Home – News Article - Thursday, February 28, 2013
The State of Hunger in America Today - Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Sequestration Could Hurt Veterans -
Feed Our Vets Will Host Information Table in Times Square February 9th to Raise Awareness about Hunger and Homelessness Among American Veterans - Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Five-Year-Old Gives Up Birthday Presents for Non-Perishable Food to Help Feed Our Vets Meet the Needs of Hungry Veterans - Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Feed Our Vets Applauds Community for Meeting the Needs of Vets - Monday, January 14, 2013
The VA Cuts Down Red Tape for Veterans to Receive Benefits - Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Community Makes it Possible to Sustain Food for Veterans - Thursday, December 20, 2012
Veteran Homelessness Has Decreased, But Younger Vets Are Increasingly At Risk -
Hunger for the holidays: 20 facts about hunger in America that may surprise you -
Feed Our Vets Urges Americans to Maintain Efforts at Helping Homeless Veterans After Report Says their Numbers are Declining - Thursday, December 13, 2012
Feed Our Vets Receives Food and Financial Aid from the Oneida Indian Nation and Local Community During Two Veteran’s Day Celebrations - Thursday, November 8, 2012
VA Announces Plan to End Vet Homelessness by 2015 - Wednesday, November 7, 2012
VA Makes Progress on the War against Veteran Homelessness - Tuesday, November 6, 2012
A Family In Need - Thursday, November 1, 2012
Feed Our Vets Offers Data and Information to U.S. Government About Hunger and Homelessness Among the Nation’s Military Heroes - Monday, October 15, 2012
Forty million Americans now receive food stamps - Sunday, October 7, 2012
Feed Our Vets mobile pantry feeds more Vets in more places - Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Military burials bring final dignity to homeless veterans - Tuesday, October 2, 2012
USDA Finds Hunger Rose in 2011 as the Economy Struggled - Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Government launching new initiative to end homelessness - Friday, September 7, 2012
Veterans: What Are Your Desires, Your Dreams? - Tuesday, August 28, 2012
BEDS AVAILABLE FOR HOMELESS VETS, PERTH AMBOY, NJ - Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Rising Unemployment Means Veterans Have a Hard Time Getting By - Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Lawmakers Push To Ease U.S. Troops’ Transition To Veterans - Wednesday, August 1, 2012
VA expands grants to tackle veteran homelessness -
Helping veterans help themselves by helping others -
First Annual Feed Our Vets Motorcycle Ride - Saturday, July 21, 2012
Program ensures homeless vets get military funeral - Friday, July 20, 2012
Veterans struggle to afford housing - Thursday, July 19, 2012
Job Report Shows Market Worsening for Veterans - Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Homeless Veterans to Get Job Assistance Thanks to $20 Million in Grants - Monday, July 9, 2012
Homelessness Among Female Veterans - Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Veteran Poverty Numbers Not Good - Friday, June 1, 2012
Elderly Veterans part of a growing hunger crisis among senior citizens - Monday, February 7, 2011
The homeless: America’s ‘invisible population’ - Tuesday, December 7, 2010