Veterans support group makes it a mission to fill Mather VA food bank

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By Yosi Yahoudai
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A group that supports veterans, first responders and their families across Northern California is asking for help filling the Mather VA food pantry.The nonprofit group Warfighter Overwatch said the food pantry at the Mather VA is empty and it’s asking the community for help to fill it.The group is asking the community to step up with nonperishable food and water donations now through the end of the month.“Right now things are extremely hard for everyone just to make ends meet, in fact, many families, they’re not making ends meet and they’re trying to figure out how they’re gonna feed their family,” said Warfighter Overwatch founder Danny O’Neel. “Many of them turn to the VA, to their food pantry. Unfortunately, with the need being so high, it is empty.”O’Neel said helping to ease the stress of what it takes to feed a family will make a positive impact on the VA’s efforts to help veterans and their families in need.“They called on us to help and we’re gonna bring the community out in full force, especially over the next few weeks as heat temperatures rise, you know, bottled water, things like that, that can really make a difference for these folks at home who are really struggling financially,” said O’Neel.The food drive hosted by Warfighter Overwatch is happening now until June 30 with drop-off locations that include:Kinetic Ink Tattoo | 47 Natoma Street, FolsomMather VA food bank | Hospital Way, SacramentoEven though the Warfighter Overwatch push to get food donations only runs through the end of the month, O’Neel explained that the need is year-round across the community. The VA food bank is always accepting donations, he said.

A group that supports veterans, first responders and their families across Northern California is asking for help filling the Mather VA food pantry.

The nonprofit group Warfighter Overwatch said the food pantry at the Mather VA is empty and it’s asking the community for help to fill it.

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The group is asking the community to step up with nonperishable food and water donations now through the end of the month.

“Right now things are extremely hard for everyone just to make ends meet, in fact, many families, they’re not making ends meet and they’re trying to figure out how they’re gonna feed their family,” said Warfighter Overwatch founder Danny O’Neel. “Many of them turn to the VA, to their food pantry. Unfortunately, with the need being so high, it is empty.”

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O’Neel said helping to ease the stress of what it takes to feed a family will make a positive impact on the VA’s efforts to help veterans and their families in need.

“They called on us to help and we’re gonna bring the community out in full force, especially over the next few weeks as heat temperatures rise, you know, bottled water, things like that, that can really make a difference for these folks at home who are really struggling financially,” said O’Neel.

The food drive hosted by Warfighter Overwatch is happening now until June 30 with drop-off locations that include:

Kinetic Ink Tattoo | 47 Natoma Street, FolsomMather VA food bank | Hospital Way, Sacramento

Even though the Warfighter Overwatch push to get food donations only runs through the end of the month, O’Neel explained that the need is year-round across the community. The VA food bank is always accepting donations, he said.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.