San Diego CA— Wounded Warrior Homes has expanded its food pantry to serve the veteran community in San Diego. The pantry includes perishables and nonperishables. Food for Veteran Service Dogs is provided by the Helen Woodward Animal Center AniMeals Program. If you know of a Veteran in need of food for their Service Dog they can contact WWH for assistance.
Mia Roseberry, Executive Director of Wounded Warrior Homes, shares, “You may know the story of Wounded Warrior Homes’ transitional housing program for wounded warriors. But there is much more to what Wounded Warrior Homes does for the veteran community. Animeals for veteran service dogs is one important program, our food pantry, open to the veterans in our transitional housing program, active duty in the area and any veteran in North County, is another one. In the last year we have been able to help hundreds of veterans and active duty military and their families with high quality fresh, frozen and canned foods.”
Entrance to the pantry is by appointment only and social distancing is maintained. Face coverings are also mandatory per the direction of the County of San Diego. Wounded Warrior Homes is getting food donations from a variety of organizations, such as US Foods, Feeding San Diego, the North County Food Bank, and Copia. However, Wounded Warrior Homes is seeking community support with items such as face masks, disinfectant and hand sanitizer, and fresh items like milk, eggs, and cheese. Always welcome is shelf-stable and frozen items such as rice, beans, canned fruit, frozen meats (ground beef, chicken, ground turkey, etc), macaroni and cheese, canned goods, and all kinds of cereal.
Any community member who is able to make a donation can make an appointment (phone number 760-205-5050) to drop items off Monday through Friday, 9am-3pm or shop via Amazon and have it delivered directly: 1145 Linda Vista Rd. #104 San Marcos, CA 92078. The link to the Wounded Warrior Homes Amazon wish list is: https://smile.amazon.com/hz/charitylist/ls/2H1FXAVZ4T4PX/.