January 12, 2018

Veteran food pantry is bare and is in need of donations

American Legion Field-Allen Post 148 of Windham is closing in on the donation of approximately 2000 pounds of non-perishable food donated to the Portland Veterans Center Food Pantry. The Pantry serves the homeless and food-insecure veterans in the Portland Area. 

Chuck Whynot
During a visit to the center ten months ago; Post Service Officer, Chuck Whynot, noted that the
pantry was bare. Whynot acted quickly in February of 2017 to establish weekly collections of food.

This past December, Whynot took all his reserves to the pantry to serve the veterans over the holidays. The food pantry is now again bare.

The Post has been delivering approximately 50 pounds of food over the last 40 weeks and has been the primary source of food at the center through 2017.  

Whynot and the Field-Allen Post are asking for donations of non-perishable food items to refill the expended stocks. All donations would be of great help for this vital program for our homeless veterans. Donations may be dropped off at the Windham Veterans Center, (behind Hannaford’s, North Windham) on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.   

Donations will be sorted and delivered each Thursday to the Portland Veterans Center. It should also be noted that the Legion Auxiliary Unit 148 has been collecting personal hygiene items, socks, hats etc. to be distributed to veterans in need who visit the center. For additional information, contact Dave Tanguay at 892-1306.

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