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Poplar Bluff VA medical center accepting applications for veteran holiday meal program

(Source: John J. Pershing VA Medical Center) (Source: John J. Pershing VA Medical Center)
POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) -

The American Red Cross hosted a community event at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff to promote the facility’s “Care and Share” program.

Members of the American Red Cross cooked hot dogs for the Community Living Center’s residents and Santa Clause even took time from his vacation to visit.

The medical center's "Care and Share" program provides holiday meal baskets to veterans. Everything in the baskets is funded by donations from local organizations and individuals. Each basket has enough food to provide a meal for a family.

In December 2015, 170 baskets were distributed to veterans who met the income guidelines.

Applications are being accepted between October 24 and November 18.

Anyone interested in volunteering or donating can contact the VA's Voluntary Service Office at (573)-778-4276.

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