Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Time to Shop for the Veterans (AGAIN!)

Please fill a reusable shopping  bag with food to fill the food pantry that is a heavily used resource for Veterans from across the Tallahassee area.

 Each bag should focus on one of the following.
1) Breakfast food. EXAMPLES: Boxes of Cereal. Oatmeal. Cereal Bars. Coffee. 
2) Boxed and Canned Meals: EXAMPLES: Hamburger Helper.  Chili. Cans of Tuna. Cans of Chicken. Pasta.
3) Snacks: Nuts, Chips, Popcorn, Ramen Little Debbies.  Cookie mix, cake mix.
4) Perishables: Bread, fresh produce, milk, eggs, etc*  If you want to bring perishable items (fruits, vegetables, breads) please bring them on Tuesday 7/3 or directly to Veterans Village. 
Option 1: You can bring them to the HSS building and leave them with the staff. They will lock your donation in my office. Make sure your name and class is clearly marked on your box***
Option 2: You can drop donations directly off yourself (Veteran's Village is @ 1280 Kissimmee Street) - just make sure to take a picture of your donation and get a note documenting your donation. 
I will be in my  office on 7/3 with my kids from 10:30-12:30 and we will drop off the donations at 1pm. 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (June 30, 2011) - Beyond fireworks or barbeques or pool parties, the Tallahassee Community College students in Dr. Melissa Soldani-Lemon’s history class have something special planned for this Fourth of July weekend. The TCC professor is coordinating with her students to collect and deliver food for Veterans Village, a transitional residential community for homeless veterans. Around 1 p.m. on Friday, July 1 Dr. Soldani-Lemon and her students will deliver their collection of goodies to Veterans Village. The food will be for an Independence Day party for the veterans, as well as for stocking the facility’s pantry.
“My students wanted to make sure the veterans at the village can share in the Fourth of July celebrations,” said Dr. Soldani-Lemon. “After all, it’s due to the veterans’ sacrifices that we’re able to celebrate.”
Established in 2009 through a partnership between Volunteers of America, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Veterans Administration, the Veterans Village gives homeless veterans a transitional place to live and offers counseling.  It is located on the corner of Lake Bradford Road and Kissimmee Street. Those interested in contributing can drop off items at Dr. Soldani-Lemon’s office, room 204 of the History and Social Sciences Building.