Food

Help with Food Insecurities

When you’re hungry you aren’t just in need of food, you can also feel down about yourself and your future. That makes everything else more exaggerated, and possibly even worse. You have to be able to feed yourself and your family before you can work on other issues.

That’s why your local VSO the VA, WhyHunger, and a host of Community Resources related to Hunger on this site have so many resources to get you hooked up with some good, wholesome groceries.

That includes sources you can use on a regular basis while they get you help to file a, VA compensation claim or appeal, or help with training, employment, physical, or emotional issues, etc.

In addition, there may also be state and local government resources for you. Please check the resources below.

  • Type “Food” in the search box at FindHelp.org
  • WhyHunger lists over 34,000 pantries and kitchens all over the country by zip code.
  • Meals on Wheels delivers all across the country to seniors and homebound neighbors.
  • You may also want to check with local houses of worship and your local department of social services.

Non-VA Local Help

Know A Vet? presents this information and these national resource directories, not as a recommendation of any specific service or provider, but as a starting point for your own research.

Please feel free to use the check sheets Before, During and After the Medical Appointment and Choosing a Medical Service Provider to help you in your search for the best help for your individual circumstances.

In addition, there may be other federal, state and local government or private resources for your individual needs.

VA, Government, and Organization Help

Know A Vet? presents this information and these national resource directories, not as a recommendation of any specific service or provider, but as a starting point for your own research.

Clicking here will bring you to a database of other VA services you can locate by zip code.

Please also check out our page on Filing Claims. We recommend that you do NOT file claims on your own.  If you do not file exactly the way the VA looks for information, it can take literally years for your claim to go back and forth before approval or denial.

The other resources listed, such as your local Veterans Service Office  (names vary by county), VSO counselor, VFW, etc., will help you determine what you are eligible for and file correctly for results in as little as a few weeks.