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Food kits to be distributed to at-risk veterans, military families

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BENNINGTON — At-risk veterans and military families have until midnight tonight, May 19, to register for a distribution of food kits on Wednesday.

The Bennington distribution event will be held at the future Ocean State Job Lot location at 99 Bennington Square in Bennington from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is organized by the USA Veterans and Military Support Foundation, with support from the Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation, the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation and the New England Revolution Charitable Foundation,

Veterans must register online in advance to reserve a food kit at https://massmilitarysupportfoundation.org/. The distribution events are part of a commitment from the USA Veterans and Military Support Foundation and its partners to serve 50,000 veterans throughout New England who have limited access to food, especially due to COVID-19.

The kits contain non-perishable, nutrient-dense sustainable foods like oatmeal, rice, beans, pasta, canned goods and more, with nutritionist-designed recipes applicable to the foods in each kit.

Another distribution will take place on Wednesday in St. Johnsbury at Ocean State Job Lot, 2000 Memorial Drive, from 3 to 6 p.m. A total of 600 kits will be available. Registration by midnight on May 19 is also required for that distribution.

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