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Feed Our Vets Featured in Recent Sullivan & Son Episode

Actor Dan Lauria has long supported Feed Our Vet and it’s mission to feed hungry and homeless Veterans.  On a recent trip to Los Angeles, FOV Founder and Executive Director attended a taping of Mr. Lauria’s TBS comedy, Sullivan & Son, and gave him some Feed Our Vets t-shirts.  Mr. Lauria made good use of the shirts and one of them was chosen by the show’s Costume and Wardrobe Department as the outfit for one of the background characters in June 24th’s Season 3, Episode 2 (Everybody Loved Frank).  The shirt was readable in number of scenes, most clearly near the end of the show, during the last scene and closing credits.

“”Feed Our Vets raises awareness about Veteran hunger one person at a time, and raises funds one dollar at time.  This kind of national exposure is very important,” said Rich Synek.  ”We’re very grateful to Dan and everyone on Sullivan & Son who helped make our name and mission visible to the shows’ millions of viewers. ”


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Jamie Burroughs Golf Tournament Helps Feed Vets, Seeks Silent Auction Donations

The 4th Annual Jamie Burroughs Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, September 27th at Stonebridge Golf and Country club, New Hartford, NY.  Proceeds will go to support Feed Our Vets food programs for hungry Veterans and their families. The tournament is seeking support in the form of items for its silent auction.

Jame Burroughs, a 2006 graduate of Herkimer Senior High School and a 2009 graduate of SUNY @ Dehli was the victim of a tragic vehicle accident. He was a proud first class Airman.

Contact Silvia Graziadei at 315-866-6318 for more information.

Download the flyer and donation form here: Jamie Burroughs

Scrap for Vets Program Turns Metal and Muscle into Food for Veterans

Nobody in the non-profit world works as hard as Feed Our Vets Executive Director Rich Synek.   That’s because he spends much of every week raising funds for the Utica and Watertown pantries the hard way–by collecting scrap metal from the local community and recycling it for cash.

Scrap for Vets in a new “go-green” campaign, based out of Utica.  Supporters help support Feed Our Vets programs for Veterans by donating unused scrap metal around the house, business or farm.

Among items that can be accepted for donation:  pots, pans, wire, pipes, steel, tin, aluminum, brass, all appliances, water heaters and furnaces.   Feed Our Vets is happy to pick any appliances regardless of size or condition.

For pickup or more information, please call Rich Synek at 315-525-9206 or

Here are some pictures from recent Scrap for Vets projects.


FOV Executive Director and crew picking up scrap metal to raise funds for Veteran food prgrams


Scrap for Vets is a new “go-green” campaign based out of Feed Our Vets, Utica


Among the items that can be scrapped are pots, pants, wire, pipes, steel, tin, aluminum, brass and appliances.


Feed Our Vets Executive Director picking up a scrap donation from supporter Utica College


A recent scrap donation of retired tour buses keeps Rich Synek busy removing all the recyclable metal.