Wounded Warrior Homes Feeds Veterans and Their Service Dogs with Food Pantry

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Wounded Warrior Homes has expanded its food pantry during this pandemic, to serve the veteran community in San Diego. The pantry includes perishables and nonperishables for veterans, along with dog food for service animals. 

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. Dog food is provided by the Helen Woodward Animal Center AniMeals Program. 

Wounded Warrior Homes is seeking community support with additional items for the pantry, 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, macaroni and cheese, canned goods, and all kinds of cereal. 

Wounded Warrior Homes is a local 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to provide transitional housing and re-integrative services to veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and/or Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD). The charity facilitates the transition from wounded warrior to successful civilian. One of their ongoing programs, in addition to the homes and transitional support, is a food pantry to serve veterans in need. During the pandemic, the number of veterans seeking their help through the pantry has increased dramatically, so they have expanded the pantry to help more veterans and their service dogs. 

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.

Michelle Stansbury is a freelance food, travel, and lifestyle writer. Feel free to reach out to her at [email protected] with story ideas!

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