Carbon veterans receive monthly food boxes
It’s a program tailored to support those who have given so much.
That area veterans were able to receive food the day before Thanksgiving made it all the more special.
The Carbon County Veterans Council received their monthly Veterans Military Share Program food boxes on Wednesday.
Distribution was held at the Lehighton American Legion Post No. 314.
Henry Desrosiers, Veterans Council president, said he was fairly pleased with the showing.
“So far, it’s been pretty good,” Desrosiers said. “A quick turnover.”
Linda Hascher, of Summit Hill, came to pick up food boxes.
Hascher said her husband, Charles, is a veteran.
“It’s a really good program,” Hascher said. “It’s a nice program; it’s nice for the veterans.”
Desrosiers said the veteran food boxes included fruits and vegetables, canned and bottled goods, and eggs and milk through Second Harvest Food Bank.
It was also supposed to include a meat product, which hadn’t yet arrived about halfway through Wednesday’s pickup.
“They guarantee at least 2 pounds of meat product,” he said. “We just hope we get the rest of the product.”
Desorsiers noted they gained several new applicants on Wednesday.
“We do have 26 families registered for pickup,” he said. “Last month, we had 16.”
The program is monthly with the delivery and distribution on the fourth Wednesday.
Carbon was the last of six counties Second Harvest serves to begin the program, which began in October 2020.