Patriot Pantry helps veterans in need during pandemic | The Rebound Tampa Bay

Posted at 2:47 AM, May 01, 2020

TAMPA, Fla. — ABC Action News is committed to showcasing frontline heroes in the Tampa Bay area; people who are working hard day in and day out to get us through these tough times.

There are also national heroes who need our attention as well. Many of our veterans who are struggling to survive the isolation.

Patriot Pantry is an organization created to help veterans, especially senior veterans.

Melissa Mull is the creator. She is a veteran herself and knows how hard it can be for these heroes to ask for help.

So every Saturday, beginning May 2 through May 16, her organization is hosting a drive-thru food giveaway for veterans and active-duty military who need help.

"We have complete meals. We have side items. We have snacks. We have toiletries. We even have cat and dog food. Our community has come out in full support of our veterans, and I couldn't be more thankful," says Mull.

It is open to military veterans with ID cards. The Patriot Pantry will even deliver a food box to a veteran unable to leave their home. The organization also accepts donations Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

They need non-perishable food, dog and cat food, and toiletries.

The food giveaway is Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. at 138 N. Moon Avenue in Brandon. You can drop off donations to Suite D Tuesday – Thursday from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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