VFW Post 152 in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, has spent the past year taking care of their community. As COVID-19 spread, they took action and have not slowed down.
The Post has come up with creative ways to provide food to those who need it and to the men and women on the front lines of the pandemic. They’ve held food drives and delivered meals multiple times since the spring of 2020. Their efforts have supported a local food pantry and supplied food to veterans, hospital workers and Rhode Island National Guard troops assisting with testing sites.
One special aspect of their service has been the boost it provides to their partners. From coffee and pastries to bbq and sandwiches, Post 152 has tried to use local businesses, especially those owned by veterans, as they ensure the community is fed. So far, the Post estimates they’ve distributed more than 627 food kits and meals to area veterans and provided more than 850 meals to National Guard service members.
Members of the Post also have found ways to keep up beloved traditions, though they might look different for now. Buddy Poppies were not available in 2020, so they used printed cards to remember fallen soldiers around Memorial Day. They set up a TAPs page on their website, as well to create an online option for honoring service members who are no longer with us. Community members are invited to submit remembrances.
The VFW is proud to honor Post 152, and we’re thankful for each Post #StillServing. We’re grateful for all you do to make a difference in your communities.
If you’re a veteran with a #StillServing story to share, we want to hear from you.