Feed Our Vets is the only food panty in the country that caters to veterans and it's right here in Utica. But because it limits who it serves, the pantry doesn't qualify for grants or state funding. That's why it needs our help to keep the shelves stocked for local vets. An American classic is being raffled off to cover increasing needs.
"It's going up because of the cuts in the SNAP program, or food stamp program, and the insurance program not being extended so we're seeing more and more veterans coming in so we need more money to continue our mission," said founder, Rich Synek.
Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at this website: https://secure.donationpay.org/feedourvets/mustangraffle.php
The drawing will be held July 4th. There are only 2,500 tickets available.
The car is worth more than $30,000. Burkart Automotive, Harley Davidson of Utica, and Steet Ford. The car will be on display at Steet Ford beginning Monday.
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