The Veterans' Food drive began in 2009 as a dream to help provide a Thanksgiving Meal to roughly 15 Veteran’s who would not have otherwise had one. In its‘ inaugural year, we were able to provide 109 Veterans and their families the means for a Thanksgiving meal they would not have had otherwise. Now, eight years later the need has grown tremendously as our desire to help those who have served us has grown as well. We collaborate with businesses, clubs, schools, and churches to help us collect non-perishable food items that are then used to help assemble and provide approximately 6-8 grocery bags 'aka' “baskets” per Veteran and their families. The event has grown upwards of 1,000 local Veterans and their families and we need your help to accomplish this task. There are several ways you can be involved. We are look for collection site locations, volunteers to help collect non-perishable food/monetary donations during 'collection weekends' We also need lots of hands on deck at the "main event" the weekend before Thanksgiving. Caring Patriots NFP, Inc., is an approved 501(c)3 organization. All monetary donations will go directly to supporting this event which will provide upwards of a 1,000 local Veteran’s and their families the food for a Thanksgiving meal. We thank you and look forward to your help in making this our bigger and better than ever!