Mo. Guard Works with Food Bank to Help Troops in Need

Published 06/25 2012 01:17PM

Updated 06/25 2012 08:36PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Military men and women are getting another layer help from a St. Joseph food bank.

Second Harvest Community Food Bank has partnered with the Missouri National Guard's Partners in Care initiative.

The program will help coordinate food assistance for military families by teaming up with local faith-based entities.

The network provides resources and referral for those in need.

"It's amazing how many of our fellow Soldiers seek help with food," said Col. Gary Gilmore, Joint Force chaplain. "Just given the economy, given the impact of deployment on their life, given life today, I had no idea that food distribution points, even in armories, are used so much."

Second Harvest also announced a new military-friendly policy earlier this month.

The program allows current or previous service members and their families to forego the qualification process normally required to receive food assistance. 

Contact Second Harvest or visit the agency online to learn more.

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