Veterans live in 18% of the households served by the Food Bank. With 110,000 military veterans in our service area alone, and 24,000 Oklahoma veteran households receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), there are likely many more veterans facing food insecurity in Oklahoma than we know.
You can support veterans by providing much needed food assistance. The Food Bank’s Veterans Nutrition Fund provides for the distribution of food to veterans through several Food Bank partnerships.
“I watched the Food Bank deliver large quantities of food and hot meals to Oklahoma’s veterans in need. I served in the Navy long ago and do not find myself in need, but feel a strong sense of having to ‘answer the call’ for my brothers and sisters who are not so fortunate.” -Steve Lehto, former Reasor’s executive and Food Bank employee