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Honoring Our Veterans Community Day Event
November 11, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Food for the Poor, 6401 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek will be holding its Honoring Our Veterans Community Day Event on November 11 from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The special day will kick off at 10:30 a.m. at the charity’s Coconut Creek headquarters, 6401 Lyons Road, with a half-hour program recognizing members of local veterans organizations as well as FFTP team members who have served.
Army Col. J. Frank Melgarejo Jr., Chief of the Theater Civil Affairs Planning Team South at United States Southern Command, a longtime FFTP partner, will be the keynote speaker. Other guests include Coconut Creek Police Sgt. Raphael Marin, a military veteran, who will lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
At 11:15 a.m., guests will move to the charity’s warehouse to pack hygiene kits that will go to poverty-stricken families in the countries FFTP serves and to help veterans in need in South Florida.
During the 90-minute packing session, volunteers will fill the kits with basic necessities – soap, deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste – items that most people take for granted every day but are desperately needed by children and families in times of crisis.
Register to attend the program or to volunteer for the packing event by visiting www.FoodForThePoor.org/