A free drive-thru food and diaper distribution for any active duty military, veterans, Guard and reservists will be held noon Saturday, May 16, in parking lot 5B at Grossmont College.
The distribution is on a first-come, first-served basis and military or veteran IDs are required. The event is hosted by Grossmont College in partnership with Courage to Call, Feeding San Diego, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Support the Enlisted Project (STEP). The first 600 households will be served.
Volunteers are welcome from 8 a.m. until all items have been distributed. GCCCD staff should email their names and departments to Katherine Veizaga, Veterans Resource Center program specialist, at Katherine.email@example.com .
Those wishing to donate can make financial or in-kind donations at www.courage2call.org or contact Courage to Call community liaison Jennifer Santis at (858) 636-3608 or firstname.lastname@example.org
As reflected in news accounts about coronavirus outbreaks among the ranks, the pandemic has hit the military particularly hard.
Veizaga that even before COVID-19, the cost of living in San Diego County has been challenging to service members and veterans.
“At one point in my life, I needed help and was able to get food from a Courage to Call distribution event to feed my kids,” said the veteran of the Army National Guard. “Courage to Call brings this event to different communities and at the last event, sadly had to turn away around 200 families. The need is real.
“We care about our military at Grossmont College and we welcome the opportunity to serve the community.”