Veggies-for-Veterans provides healthy food options for Veterans and community partners

Phoenix area Veterans received sacks full of fresh produce thanks to a Shark Tank project and a host of sponsors, volunteers and VA staff.

Held five times a year at the Carl T. Hayden VA, Veggies-for-Veterans is a program started by Dr. Izabel Kozak, assistant chief of staff for Community Medicine, bringing together community partners to offer healthy food choices for Veterans.

“It’s a sight to see,” Kozak said. “The goal of our mobile-market is to help teach Veterans how to shop healthy and to encourage them to have healthy choices in their diet.”

Kozak learned of a Shark

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