11th Annual Veterans' Food Drive in Memory of William "Tex" McAleer

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Vacant Grocery Store

6401 W 127th St

Palos Heights, IL 60463

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11th Annual Veterans' Food Drive in Memory of William "Tex" McAleer.

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PLEASE READ TO THE END.

This event is to provide food to Veterans in need for the holidays.

This is to submit a request for consideration for a food basket from the 11th Annual Veterans' Food Drive. As the requests grow from year to year, Caring Patriots NFP, Inc. is now accepting requests for food baskets subject to final approval of the board of directors. All requests will be reviewed by a board member for final determination. Under no circumstances will multiple basket requests from an individual, family or address be considered or approved. Multiple requests will be declined. All approved requests require in person pickup during your chosen time window. Due to space limitations, early arrivals for pickup can not be accommodated. All recipients are required to present a valid photo ID and proof of either current active duty status or discharge documents. Valid documents include DD214, driver's license with Veteran status included, VA ID card, or current active duty military ID. Please have all documents available and ready upon arrival to facilitate efficient processing through the check-in desk.

If this event shows sold out, we have reached the number of baskets that funding is available for at this time. As additional funding allows, more baskets will be released. Please check back on this site for availability.

The Veterans' Food Drive began in 2009 as a dream to help provide a Thanksgiving Meal to roughly 15 Veterans who would not have otherwise had one. In its‘ inaugural year, we were able to provide 109 Veterans and their families the means for a Thanksgiving meal they would not have had otherwise. Now, ten years later the need has grown tremendously as our desire to help those who have served us has grown as well. We collaborate with businesses, clubs, schools, and churches to help us collect non-perishable food items that are then used to help assemble and provide approximately 6-8 grocery bags 'aka' “baskets” to each Veteran and their family.

If a requestor has any questions, please send a message via the contact button at the bottom of the event page.

**Veterans must bring their DD-214 or equivalent and a photo ID

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6401 W 127th St

Palos Heights, IL 60463

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