Veterans Groups Establish Food Pantries In Falmouth, Eastham

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Three federally-chartered veterans’ groups: Falmouth VFW Post 2569, AmVets Post 70, and the Falmouth DAV Chapter 81, have established an ongoing collaboration with the Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center to begin a twice-monthly food pantry for veterans in Falmouth and one in Eastham.

The Falmouth food pantry, which begins Tuesday, March 15, and is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., will take place on the first and third Mondays of each month. It is open free to all veterans who can prove their veteran status (i.e., a DD 214).

The food pantry will be located at 366 Palmer Ave., Falmouth, and the organizations involved expect that the program will likely expand as interest and participation increase.

A food pantry in Eastham at the Elks Club, 10 McKoy Road, begins Tuesday, March 29, and will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m,. returning on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, going forward. This food pantry program is made possible through a partnership with the
Eastham Elks.

The Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center’s mobile food pantry will be delivering food kits for veterans that contain nonperishable goods, and the kits will be supplemented with fresh foods and meats that will vary each week and will be available on-site.

These two new food pantries are being added to the regular, weekly food pantry program located at the Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center operations center at 247 Stevens St., Suite E, Hyannis, which operates weekly on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p. m.

To attend any of these food pantries, veterans should register in advance by email at:, or by calling CIVOC at (508) 778-1590.

Veterans should bring a DD214 or a VA ID Card to the distribution as proof