Help on the Home-front Event raises over $15,000 in food and monetary donations for our Siouxland Veterans and Military Families!

Huge “Thank You” to Tires Tires Tires, HyVee Stores, Powell Broadcasting, LeMars Community High School and the Siouxland Community for teaming up to host an important event, “Help on the Home-front”! This event provided free food and HyVee gift cards to Veterans and Military families on Saturday, October 20th
Thank you to all of the Siouxlanders who stopped by and made donations, dropped off food and offered job opportunities to our Veterans and Military families!

HyVee Stores donated $3,400.00 in gift cards and thousands of dollars in food!

Powell Broadcasting, KSUX, Jackson, Candice, Tony and  Josie promoted the event live on location Friday & Saturday as well as helped with the event and promoted the event throughout the week!

Tires Tires Tires made the entire event possible! Thank you, Dan and your entire Tires Tires Tires team!

LeMars Community High School students and teachers raised over $2500 in food and monetary donations for the Veterans and Military families on the home-front and packed care-packages for our deployed Troops!

The Sioux City Fire Dept. donated $500 to purchase food for the Veterans and Military families!

Thank you to everyone who made this event a success! The Military families and Veterans really appreciate Siouxland’s support!

Thank you to all of our Siouxland Veterans and Military Families for serving and sacrificing for our freedom!! You are the Real Heroes and we appreciate all you have done for our Country!!

This event is part of the Support Siouxland Soldiers “Food for Veterans” program which distributes food to Veterans every other month. If you are a business, church, service club or school that would like to collect food for the Veterans and Military families:  Click this link to download flyers to help you host a successful food drive!

 

Unity Christian School of Orange City helps prepare the new Food Pantry for the Veterans!

Twenty students along with their teacher, Mark Kauk, headed to Downtown Sioux City this morning with one mission in mind, to serve those who have served. Every year the Unity Christian Students participate in a Service Project to help the community and this year they chose Support Siouxland Soldiers! The students cleaned up and painted the interior of the new Food Pantry that will open it’s doors just in time for the food and toy distribution this Holiday season. HyVee brought in lunch for the students who were hard at work and by early afternoon the space looked brand new! Support Siouxland Soldiers is very grateful for all of their hard work and taking the time to travel to Sioux City to support our Siouxland Service Members, Veterans and Military Families! Thank you, Unity Christian School!

Honoring our Veterans and Troops in Remembrance of September 11th

In remembrance of September 11th, Support Siouxland Soldiers hosted two events to give back to those who have served and sacrificed for our Country. On Saturday, Sept. 8th, Support Siouxland Soldiers and the Foodbank of Siouxland teamed up to provide a week’s worth of nutritious food for our Siouxland Military families. Lilly Family Dentistry also gave away free Dental cleaning and check-ups.  Volunteers from New Life Lutheran Church, the Siouxland Volunteer Center, Lilly Family Dentistry, the Board of Support Siouxland Soldiers and the Siouxland community came out to thank those who have served to defend us. Then on Tuesday, September 11th, we sent  care-packages to the Siouxland Service Members serving abroad. Military families from the 185th Air Guard and the 1-113 CAV Army National Guard and volunteers from the Siouxland community came together at the 1-113 CAV National Guard Armory to pack and ship  over 50 care-packages. Snacks including beef sticks, protein bars and fruit snacks as well as hygiene items were included. Thank you to all of our Veterans, Service Members and Military Families who have sacrificed to defend this great Nation! It is an honor to serve and support you!

Watch KCAUTV Channel 9’s interview:
http://www.kcautv.com/story/19517981/support-siouxland-soldiers-group-sends-care-packages-in-honor-of-911

How do You plan to Honor September 11th?

Support Siouxland Soldiers has two opportunities for you to volunteer and honor our Veterans and Troops this Sept. 11th!

Food For Veterans
Saturday, Sept. 8th
Volunteers are needed from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
The event runs from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
You will receive volunteer hours through the Siouxland Volunteer Center

Click here to volunteer for this event and learn more!

Care-Pack Event
Tuesday, September 11th
Volunteers are needed from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m
You will receive volunteer hours through the Siouxland Volunteer Center

Click here to volunteer for this event and learn more!
To submit a Service Member’s APO/FPO address please send us a message in the form below.

The Boots are on the Ground, as our Elves are working to bring a Happy Holiday Season to our Military Families and Veterans!

At Support Siouxland Soldiers the elves have their boots on the ground, working to bring our Military Families and Veterans a Happy Holiday Season. Our Heroes have served and sacrificed for our Country, now it’s time for us to serve them! Thanks to local businesses, the plans are in the works to bring food for Holiday meals and toys to our deserving families! More details will be coming soon! If you are a Military Family or Veteran who would like some extra help this Holiday Season, please sign-up below! If you would like to join our team of elves and become a volunteer or donate to this worthy cause, please fill in the form below and mention how you would like to get involved.

Project Homefront gives $250 giftcards to Military Families!

The first Tuesday of every month Channel 9 KCAU-TV and Fareway want to thank one military family for the sacrifices they are making in the name of freedom with Project Homefront! The family chosen will be able to tell their story on Channel 9 Eyewitness News at 10 and receive a $250 gift card courtesy of Fareway.

We are now accepting nominations for Project Homefront. To nominate a family please email your submission to Chris Liberto at Channel 9 KCAU-TV: cliberto@kcautv.com  Nominations will be evaluated and judged by an advisory board.

General Information: All awards will be based on the overall score of the judges’ individual scores. Each nomination will be read by at least two judges. You may submit more than one nomination. If your nomination is not chosen, you may re-submit as many times as you wish.

Criteria for Award:
1. Who can submit: Anybody located in the Channel 9 KCAU-TV viewing area.  Minors under the age of 18 must have written permission from a parent or guardian.
2. Nominee must be a family with at least one member currently serving in the military.

Proposal must include:
1.  Contact information.  Nomination form must contain contact information for both nominator and nominee

2.  Family Description. Nomination form must contain general information about the family being nominated (Members, history, who is serving.)  Nomination must also contain description on why you are nominating this family.  Send us no more than three typed pages

Questions? Contact: Carla Kreegar, News Director, Channel 9 KCAU-TV,  ckreegar@kcautv.com

Food For Veterans

Food For Veterans

Mark your calendars! The next Food For Veterans pick-up date is Sat. Sept. 8th, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at New Life Lutheran Church of Sgt. Bluff. Texas Roadhouse is giving away 12 $10 giftcards to the first 12 people to show-up. In addition to free food, we will also be giving away hygiene items. Veterans, all we need to know is how many people are in your family. Sign-up on our Veterans page

Food for Veterans Goes Live!

Today we served over 140 people with over 2,000 lbs. of free food!

Our veterans and their families proudly serve and sacrifice, putting the priority of our Country before their own. As we continue to send care-packages, we also want to support our Veterans and Military families in need right here on the Homefront. That is why Support Siouxland Soldiers is launching “Food for Veterans”. We will be distributing a weeks worth of Free Food to our Veterans and their families as a way to thank them for their service and let them know that we appreciate their sacrifices.

If you are a Veteran and would like to receive free food, please email us at siouxlandtroops@gmail.com or Call (712) 541-8020, or fill out the form below.   All we need to know is your name, how many people are in your family and a way to contact you. We will have your food ready for pick-up on these upcoming dates.

Distribution Dates: (Saturdays)
July 14th
September 8th
November 10th
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

 

Food for Veterans program starts in Siouxland – KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports

Food for Veterans program starts in Siouxland – KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports.

Food for Veterans program starts in Siouxland

 

By Christy Batien, Morning Anchor

A new effort is being launched to help Siouxland veterans called Food for Veterans.

Support Siouxland Soldiers says the new initiative will provide a week’s worth of free groceries in an on-going basis to local Veterans and their families.

The first pick-up date is Saturday, July 14th from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at New Life Lutheran Church in Sgt. Bluff.  That’s on 1st and Baker Streets across from the Dollar General.

To sign up, veterans can go online to the Support Siouxland Soldiers webpage.

Sioux City Growth Organization raises funds for “Food for Veterans” project!

Join us this coming Sunday at Pipe Dream, Hinton IA at 2:00 p.m. for the Cardboard Cup!! Proceeds benefit Support Siouxland Soldiers’ “Food for Veterans” project. It’s easy!

1. Register your 2 person team at www.siouxcitygo.com

2. Build a cardboard boat with glue, paint and duct tape. (Need tips? click on this link for the secrets to winning!)

 Click here to read the Top Secret Manual: How to Win a Cardboard Boat Race