“We’re helping the animals, which has been our mission for many, many years. But now we get to do it in conjunction with the veterans and so when I found out that some of these veterans were using their food to feed their animals, I said that’s not happening on my watch.” – Scott Segal, Segal Law
“Pets mean a lot, especially to veterans that are struggling with things like PTSD. They’re companions, they’re great stress relievers so pets are a really important part of our veteran’s lives. So being able to provide pet food is just a huge thing for both us and our veterans that we serve.” – Gabri Schoolcraft, Mountaineer Food Bank
In the first episode we learned over 13,000 veterans in West Virginia experience food insecurity. The Mountaineer FoodBank fights that food insecurity with their Veterans Table program, which provides shelf-stable and fresh foods to veterans, including those who are homebound.
“To think that someone could serve our country at 18, 19, 20 years old and one day not have food on their table, it’s just not OK with me,” Prather said. “We can do better here in West Virginia.” – Huntington Bank Regional President Chad Prather
Veterans are the last to ask for handouts, yet so many in West Virginia are hungry. Help the Mountaineer FoodBank in serving veterans – just like they’ve served us. Join Huntington Bank and other community partners in our effort to expand the Veterans Table program to Charleston and Parkersburg – so that every single veteran in the Mountain State has food on the table.
Despite their sacrifices, many of our veterans have to worry about putting food on the dinner table. Mountaineer Food Bank is dedicated to helping these veterans by providing monthly food boxes.