VOC Counts on Community Donations to Keep Veterans & the Quartermaster Program Going Strong
When active military personnel need supplies and provisions, they are usually told to “See the Quartermaster.” At VOC, our Quartermaster Program serves a similar purpose. We count on the generosity of others to be able to provide food and clothing to our veterans and their families. The VOC Quartermaster Program has been in full operation since August of 2018. Under the supervision of Tammara Van Sickle, hundreds of at risk veterans each year acquire suits and professional attire for job interviews, court appearances or other formal occasions. They also receive cold weather gear including coats, hats and gloves.
Through a partnership with Foodlink, canned goods and perishable food items like meat and eggs are available to fill an empty cupboard. Thanks to community food drives and individual donations, our veterans have access to greatly needed supplies, M-F, 10am-2PM.
Of critical necessity are all types of personal hygiene products including razors, shaving cream, shampoo and conditioner as well as new men’s briefs (all sizes). Visit our website: vocroc.org for a more complete list of needs or call our donation hot line at (585) 295-7851 for more information.