Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center Begins Collection Program for Critical Food Needs

HYANNIS — Jim Seymour, Executive Director of the Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center (CIVOC), announced today that the organization has successfully located 14 new “bright blue” collection bins in the hope that the public will provide critical food and personal care supplies. These bins are circular, carry the CIVOC logo boldly on the front, and have our “wish list of most urgently needed items” attached.

While non-perishable items are ALWAYS appreciated from our friends and neighbors, we especially need pasta and sauce, dry cereals and oatmeal, and canned vegetables of all kinds, canned tuna and canned chicken, BOOST high protein drink (as well as any other similar brands) in all flavors, and personal care items such as toothbrushes and toothpaste. Also, peanut butter, canned broth, paper towels, shampoo, conditioner, bars of soap, deodorant, hand cream, and packed (canned) fruit are always in demand.


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Individually wrapped toilet paper, and paper towels are a critical necessity and are always welcomed by those we serve through our Food Distribution Center.

Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Collection bins are presently located at:

  • Barnstable Adult Community Center, Hyannis
  • Cape Cod Fish and Game Club, Harwich
  • Cape Cod Gun Works, Hyannis
  • Cape Cod Mall, Hyannis
  • Christ Chapel, Centerville
  • Comfort Inn, Hyannis
  • Eastham Public Library, Eastham
  • Falmouth Police Department, Falmouth
  • Harwich Community Center, Harwich
  • Mashpee Council on Aging, Mashpee
  • Mashpee Police Department, Mashpee
  • ODS Guns, Yarmouth
  • SiteOne Landscape Supply, Mashpee
  • SiteOne Landscape Supply/Cape Cod Stone, Orleans
  • SiteOne Landscape Supply, Dennis

    The Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center (CIVOC) is the only non-profit veterans outreach center on the Cape and Islands and the largest non-profit veteran service provider. Fulfilling this duty across four decades, CIVOC delivers service-enriched housing and all-inclusive supportive programs that empower veterans to achieve independence with dignity and respect. The CIVOC Food Distribution Center opened in 2022, and today serves 14 food pantries monthly, as well as home delivery of food for house bound veterans. For more information about the Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center, visit