The New Year marks the beginning of a new calendar year and many make plans to set new goals and resolutions. As Support Siouxland Soldiers enters it’s sixth year of service to the Siouxland Veterans and Military families we reflect on past accomplishments and new goals. Since 2007 we have sent over 4,000 care-packages all over the world to our deployed Troops; provided financial emergency grants to injured Veterans; hosted Military family events and provided Christmas presents to hundreds of military children.

As the majority of our Service Members returned home from their long deployments over the last few years, we wondered how we could have a major impact on ALL of Siouxland’s Veterans right here on the home-front. And so 2012 marked the beginning of our new “Food For Veterans” project. Since July we have distributed over 10,000 lbs. of food and discovered that this initiative is making a huge difference in the lives of our local Heroes. Our goal for the New Year is to sustain this project throughout 2013. We have scheduled three new food distributions dates that will take place on the first Thursday of the month at the Support Siouxland Soldiers Food Pantry, 514 Nebraska St. from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Thursday,  February 7
Thursday,  March 7
Thursday,  April 4

With the New Year now here, we are asking all of our friends to make a New Year’s resolution to thank a Veteran for their service. Serving our Country is a huge undertaking for not just the Veteran, but their family, friends and our entire community. It is our responsibility to thank and support them when they come home. If you’ve ever wanted to meet new friends and take part in an event where you could shake the hand of someone who served, this is for you!  We are looking for volunteers to help box up and distribute the food. Then we work in teams to take the food out to the Veterans vehicle and thank them for their service. If you are interested in volunteering at one of our “Food For Veterans” events, please email us at siouxlandtroops@gmail.com
– From your friends at Support Siouxland Soldiers, Thank you for supporting our Siouxland Veterans and Military families and Happy New Year!

Tax deductible donations can also be made at any Security National Bank location or send your gift to Support Siouxland Soldiers, PO Box 5122, Sioux City, IA 51102 EIN# 26-0456700

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