Stand with a Veteran Against Hunger Day
Gainesville, Florida -- Those who have made the decision to serve our country were celebrated in a special way.
Volunteers at the Bread of the Mighty food-bank hosted a "Stand With a Veteran Against Hunger Day" Friday.
They held a program for the veteran volunteers and homeless vets, and later served them lunch.
They say they want to stay rooted in what Memorial Day is about, and honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Food-bank volunteers service five counties in North Central Florida.
Volunteers include veterans who help the community, by addressing the growing number of hungry people.
In a 2014 Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry census, of the 617 homeless people they counted living on the streets, 19 percent were veterans.
Henry Felton, veteran: "They really just touched my heart because it showed me how much they care for me as an individual person. It's amazing starting with the CEO."
If you're a veteran or a citizen and you'd like to volunteer at Bread of The Mighty food-bank to contact Bob Lieber at 352-336-0839.
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