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Food giveaway for veterans set for next week in Harlingen

2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago Friday, December 08 2023 Dec 8, 2023 December 08, 2023 8:34 PM December 08, 2023 in News - Local

The Texas Valley Coastal Bend VA Mobile Clinic is working to make sure veterans in the Rio Grande Valley have food on their tables this holiday season.

According to public affairs officer Hugo Martinez, food insecurity is a growing concern among veterans, and more than one million veterans don't have enough to eat and are less likely to be enrolled in the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program — also known as SNAP.

The Texas Valley Coastal Bend VA Mobile Clinic hosts monthly food drives for veterans in the Rio Grande Valley to ensure they and their families have food on their tables.

The next one is set for Thursday, Dec. 14 at 9 a.m. at the Harlingen Health Care Clinic

According to Martinez, less than 5% of veterans who struggle with food insecurity receive SNAP benefits.

The food drive is scheduled to run until supplies last.

Veterans are asked to bring their VA identification card.

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