Vittles for Vets is honored to have been recently chosen as The Hokie Way Veterans Charity partner. The Hokie Way supports the active engagement of student-athletes in leveraging their Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) to amplify the mission of charitable organizations as a way to give back to the community and encourage a new generation of VT athletes. Thanks to The Hokie Way, Bill, Sandra, January and her kids were all in attendance for the Sept. 30 Military Appreciation game where Virginia Tech Football brought home an impressive win against
During the pandemic, St. John Neumann Academy 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Nikki Gibson, had a brilliant idea on how the students could honor Veterans, and instill the true meaning of empathy and giving to those who have so little. Mrs. Gibson created a fun and interesting fundraising event, encouraging all the children of the school to wear goofy and outrageous hats, on one specific day only, to raise much needed funding for the Vittles for Vets Charity and Crazy Hat Day was born!
That was in 2021 and, to our delight,
On September 21, Director of Operations January Gerow joined the members of the Belmont II Ruritan Club for dinner and the opportunity to speak about benefits the Vittles for Vets program provides, and the plight of the at-risk Veterans in our community. Unfortunately, the plight of our Veterans is only getting worse as inflation on groceries, gas and utilities increases. January spoke about recent calls from Veterans behind on their electric bills, facing the inability to pay for prescription drugs, doing without one necessity to afford another, and transportation issues.
December 1, 2022
Commandant Maj. General Randal D. Fullhart
Virginia Tech-Corps of Cadets
Dear General Fullhart,
It gives me great pride to inform you of an act of extreme kindness and empathy expressed by members of the cadets in the form of a fundraising event held, on campus, with the objective of providing a Christmas Holiday Turkey for every “at risk and often overlooked” veteran enrolled in the Vittles for Vets food assistance program.
Spearheaded by cadet Samuel Swift, “OSCAR” Co, 4th Battalion, with the assistance of several of his mates, after obtaining all required
Eastern Divide Brewing Co. held a VETERANS DAY fundraiser for Vittles for Vets on November 29, 2022, providing for our less fortunate veterans, raised $2000.00, enabling us to continue our mission of providing nutritious food choices to our at-risk veterans.
This is their second year holding this event honoring our veterans. Eastern Divide also invited us to install a “Vittles Littles Christmas Angel Tree” to raise funds to provide a memorable and happy Christmas to the young ones of the veterans enrolled in our Vittles program through the gifts of toys,
On behalf of Vittles for Vets, Bill and the many veterans we serve, a heartfelt THANK YOU to Compassion Church – Radford for your most generous gift. Your donation is a Godsend for our program as we continue our mission of caring for our at-risk veteran community. You certainly “live up” to the name chosen for your church.
Vittles for Vets held a motorcycle fund raising event on Saturday, October 8, 2022, raising funds for the underprivileged children of our impoverished veterans enrolled in the Vittles program. Although the day was sunny it was a bit chilly. Alas the cold weather did not deter these wonderful bikers from coming out in support of our veteran’s children raising $1250.00 to insure them an unforgettable Christmas.
A large debt of gratitude is due Alex Barker for putting this great event together. A great job from a man who has done much
The featured Veteran for the month of July is Larry Humphrey with his ’64 Mercury Comet Caliente. Larry is a Navy Veteran and served in Vietnam Veteran. This month’s calendar is sponsored by Paul Kuzma’s Grand Ole Garage. If you’d like to donate money to help feed Veterans in need in our area, text “feedavet” to 44321 today!