Borderlands Food Bank will be introducing a new program called V.E.T.S. (Veterans Exact Thanks – Share), to benefit veterans and families who are food insecure. At a scheduled P.O.W.W.O.W. distribution location a food drive container in a shape of a boot will be available to collect donated healthy non-perishable items. All non-perishable items will be collected and donated to a designated Veterans non-profit organization and be picked on-site the same day. For more information please click here.
Preferred healthy non-perishable Food and Hygiene Items
- Fruits – packed dried fruit and canned fruit,
- Hygiene – hand sanitizer, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, feminine hygiene, shampoo, body wash and soap
- Protein – packaged jerky, canned meat, packaged dry beans, packaged nuts and seeds, peanut butter and protein bars.
V.E.T.S. non-perishable food and hygiene collection locations
- November 12th (Fruits and Water Collections) – Arizona State Veterans Home
- December 3rd (Protein and Water Collections) – The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist
- January 21st (Hygiene and Water Collections) – Sierra Vista United Methodist Church
- February 4th (Fruits and Water Collections) – Christ Greenfield Lutheran Church
- March 25th (Protein and Water Collections) – American Legion Post 109 (Ladies Auxiliary)
- April 22nd (Hygiene and Water Collections) – Meals of Joy
- May 13th (Fruits and Water Collections) – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5990
- June 10th (Protein and Water Collections) – San Tan Valley Farmers Market & Bazaar
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