An estimated two million veterans struggle with food scarcity and are unsure when and where their next meal will be. The Federal government passed the Older Americans Act of 1965 to ensure that veterans over the age of 60 receive meals; however, veterans younger than 60 or veterans in remote service locations have been left to face food insecurity on their own.
Meals for Vets, a program of Honor Veterans Now, is dedicated to eliminating hunger for military veterans who are currently enrolled in college, under 60 years or age, or veterans who are ineligible to receive services due to dietary restrictions or limited service area. Honor Veterans Now provides this basic need for our veterans while also preserving their dignity and honor.
In partnership with the Honor Veterans Now leadership team, the Burnam | Gray team is developing a fundraising plan for long-term sustainability that will enable the organization to keep its sights on the future. We are intentionally focused on creating infrastructure that supports a sound fund development program and strengthening the board’s participation in the organization’s philanthropic culture.
The operational work plan we are developing will streamline processes for board governance, focus on a diversified, donor-centric fundraising program and weave in marketing and communications to increase visibility for the organization.