Stony Creek Beer donated $1,181 from their Kick The Keg to Feed Hungry Veterans Event today. Owner David Wollner collected money during his special brew campaign during November, and presented a check to Michael Beattie on Friday Dec 2nd. The money will help fund the Feed our Vets food pantry in Utica New York.
Keep the Stony Creek Beer fundraiser going by donating today.
And when you’re in Connecticut, visit Stony Creek Beer, tell them thanks, and try one of their delicious craft brews!
Stony Creek Beer
5 Indian Neck Ave
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“We at Stony Creek Brewery are a small, experienced team with big ambitions and an all-in commitment to Connecticut craft beer.We make progressive craft beers that are both familiar and surprising, and always exceed expectations. Located on the banks of the Branford River, in shoreline Branford, CT, we feature a full lineup of aggressively laid back beers, all available in our beautiful waterfront tasting room and in establishments throughout Connecticut.”
Michael Beattie, who biked 12,000 to help feed veterans in need and support Feed Our Vets veteran hunger programs was interviewed on WCSH’s 207 Show about his experience.
12,000 miles is a long way to travel.
To cover 12,000 miles, you’d have to go between Portland and Presque Isle 42 times.
At age 67, Michael Beattie set out on 12,000 mile bike ride. He circled the country on bike, raising awareness about the need to feed veterans. His work was formally recognized by Congress but little action has been taken.
He says one easy step Washington could take that would make a huge difference for hungry vets: funding our country’s many food banks.
Copyright 2016 WCSH
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Help Feed Hungry Veterans Today for #GIVINGTUESDAY
More than 130,000 Veterans are homeless and hungry on any given night in America.
One in three homeless people in America is a U.S. Military Veteran.
And nearly three million Veterans and their families don’t have enough to eat each month. We provide food for Veteran families.
Feed Our Vets feeds hungry Veterans and their families through Feed Our Vets Food Pantries.
We need your support because our nation’s military Veterans have served and sacrificed for our freedom. Many are returning from war to a weak economy, and struggling with injuries, both physical and mental. Too many Veterans are ending up jobless and homeless. Too many are going hungry. We believe it is our duty to give back to these men and women who have given so much for our country.
Celebrate #GIVINGTUESDAY by making a donation to help feed hungry Veterans and their families today.
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At Feed Our Vets, we’re grateful for a lot of things this Thanksgiving.
First, we’re grateful for the men and women who have served their country. We do what we do, feeding hungry Veterans and their families, because we honor their service.
Some people ask us, “Why do you just serve Vets?”
We don’t think anyone in America should go hungry, and there are food pantry programs in just about every community in the country.
We believe that veterans who have served deserve an extra layer of dignity, and that when they need help, they can come to a place where their service is recognized and respected.
For former service members who were trained to be self-reliant, and used to the structure of the military, admitting they need help and asking for it can be particularly difficult. Our experience is that some Veterans who wouldn’t go to a regular food pantry will get food assistance from a Feed Our Vets pantry.
We’re grateful for people like you.
Feed Our Vets wouldn’t be able to do the work we do without we do without financial support from people who care about Veterans. We receive no government grants and contributions from individuals make up most of our budget.
We’re grateful for our volunteers.
Feed Our Vets food pantries are run by almost exclusively by dedicated volunteers who donate their time, hard work and skills. They include pantry directors, inventory managers, and the friendly dedicated people who check veterans in, stock the shelves, distribute the food and help disabled veterans carry their groceries out to their cars.
So we give thanks today. Thank you to our Veterans, our supporters and our volunteers.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Feed Our Vets
Please make a donation of $20 or more to Feed Our Vets in honor of Veterans Day and those who served.
As we enter November, the colors of Fall signal the month of American gratitude. At Feed Our Vets, this is a special time for honoring and serving our Veterans, especially those that are struggling.
November hosts two important holidays dedicated to thanks: Veterans Day, a day to honor and thank our military Veterans who fought to protect our homes and our way of life, and Thanksgiving, a day of bountiful feasts and gatherings in our homes…on our land, across our country.
These are the same homes, land and country that our selfless and heroic Veterans protected with their service.
Sadly, however, there are many Veterans who cannot celebrate Thanksgiving the way most of us will. Our returning Veterans, who fought for our freedom so that all Americans could enjoy Thanksgiving, return from their service, and many are going hungry. The over 22 million Veterans who have returned home are honored publicly, yet privately, nearly 4 million go hungry, along with their families. Why? Because Congress, although setting aside a day to honor our heroes, has not made feeding hungry veterans a national priority.
This is not right. You can help. Please join us.
Take action now. Work with us on fulfilling our obligation to provide for our Veterans who need our help.
Help us make November more than just a symbolic month of Thanks.
Help us make it a month to Give Thanks, by Giving.
Make your donation today and Give the gift of meals to our returning Veterans, and your donation will be matched by one of our generous supporters*, providing twice as much food for hungry veterans, their children and spouses.
When you act with a donation, your support becomes more than “Thank You for your service.” Your support demonstrates that you care and have joined over 150,000 grateful Americans who have given to Feed Our Vets over the last 9 years. Your support says, “Thank You for your service and BECAUSE of your service, we give you this nourishment…this meal….this moment with your family…and we will continue to give until you are no longer hungry.”
Peace to you and your families this November and always,
Rich and Michele Synek
Founders, Feed Our Vets
In special honor of giving, a generous donor will match your donation during the month of November! When you give a donation that will provide one week of meals, two weeks of meals or one month of meals to feed our Vets, our loyal donor will double your dollar. This means your ONE donation will feed TWO Veterans. *Please give as generously as you can. We appreciate your support. We cannot do this alone. *matching gifts received through November 30, 2016, up to $5000.