One in three homeless people in the United States are veterans. An estimated 3 million veterans and their families do not have enough food to eat each month, according to Feed our Vets.
“When they get back into civilian life, it’s much different,” says Mike Cable, the program coordinator with Meals for Vets.“There’s not really a net to be able to catch them on.”
Many veterans who find their way back into civilian life often deal with many issues, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, financial problems and even hunger.
Meals for Vets, an organization with Texas roots, wants to provide a meal to every veteran who may need it.
The requirements to qualify include, spending 180 days in the military, being honorably discharged and under the age of 60.
Meals for Vets utilize a meal provider to send meals to veterans, and hope to become a part of the Meals on Wheels program in Corpus Christi.
Veterans can either have their meals delivered or decide on pick up.
“It doesn’t cost them a dime, it doesn’t cost anybody anything, it’s all covered by Meals for Vets,” Cable said. “And we’re able to help the veteran get back on their feet, for as long as it takes. If they need these meals for 3 months, 6 months, a year or whatever, we’re going to sustain them for as long as it takes.”
If you need a meal or know someone who needs a meal from Meals for Vets, visit MealsForVets.org or call 830-992-3375.