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American Legion teams up for food drive to benefit veterans and military families

Posted at 11:11 AM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 15:49:21-04

PHOENIX — The American Legion teamed up with Harvest Compassion Center on Thursday for a food drive, specifically for veterans and military families.

Cars pulled up to their Maryvale location to receive a bag of fresh food and hygiene products.

Incoming Commander for District 11 Bobbie Kimelton says they've seen an increase in military families reaching out for help.

She says they frequently deliver food to those who can't leave their home.

"We have a lot of homebound veterans that if it weren't for what we're doing they don't have anyway to get resources," she said.

"We've been able to find out if someone needs access to the VA so we've been able to get them the health care they need. To a lot of people it's a survival."

The American Legion's Emergency Response Committee is also working to raise funds to donate to the Family Readiness Group of the Arizona National Guard.

To provide stress relief, the American Legion Auxiliary is holding a series of free Facebook live events with local, professional artists. For more information, visit "HEAL HER Art" on Facebook.

If you need assistance or would like to help at one of the American Legion's future events, go to