As VFW comes to Kansas City, let’s get veterans healthy food

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It’s not just vets. Approximately 1 in 4 active duty military and Reserve members rely on food bank donations to feed their families.

It’s not just vets. Approximately 1 in 4 active duty military and Reserve members rely on food bank donations to feed their families.

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Our military veterans, who have sacrificed so much for this country, should never have to go to bed hungry or wonder where they will get their next meal.

Food insecurity is a real issue impacting the day-to-day lives of many veterans across the country, and it is

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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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