Alameda County Blue Star Moms

  HONORING THOSE WHO SERVE, YESTERDAY, TODAY, ALWAYS!

The Liberty Canteen - Monthly Veteran Support

 

 

 

Alameda County Blue Star Moms are excited to raise funds and accept donations towards helping our local veterans and military families; and also our wounded warriors with their needs but we need YOUR help too.  Without our local community members such as yourself, we would not be able to assist those in need.  There are numerous organizations vying for your hard earned dollar, we are asking for one can of food, one new blanket, one package of socks to help those who have served in our US Military, who have protected our freedoms and our way of life and their families who have struggled to make ends meet while their loved ones were deployed and serving.

We are looking for items to be donated and also for volunteers to help with this each month when we distribute the items to those in need within our local area.

ONLY NEW ITEMS ARE ACCEPTED. 

Please ensure that donations of canned food items and other food items are not past their expiration date. If items are expired, please do not donate them to us, we will be unable to accept them.

Our veterans and military families have been through so much, they deserve to have the best.

Many items listed below are available at local Dollar Tree stores. Just $10 will feed a veteran for several days!

Items we are looking for:

Food items for the pantry:

Bread       Soup      Canned Beans      Dry beans      Rice      Peanut Butter     

Sugar Free cookies     

Regular Cookies      Juice      Bottled Water      Powdered Milk      Canned Meats 

All types of  Non-perishable food items  

Spices  Cooking Oil     Crackers   Peanut Butter   Jelly   Coffee    Spaghetti Sauce 

   Pasta (all types)       Vegetables

Personal Care Items:

Soap (bar & liquid)      Toothbrushes      Toothpaste      Denture cleaner     

Alcohol free Mouthwash     

Dental Floss        Toilet Paper     Deoderant       Shampoo     Conditioner 

Body Wash     Hair Brushes   Combs

Clothing NEW AND UNUSED ONLY ACCEPTED:

Sweatshirts-all sizes and colors    Footwear (boots/sneakers/slippers)    

Socks (cotton/any color)     

Sweatpants-all sizes & colors      Underwear both boxers and briefs in all sizes     

Knit caps/baseball caps

Ladies undergarments in all colors & sizes    Pants for men & women     

Blouses all sizes and styles       T-shirts all sizes   Polo Shirts all sizes    

Misc items:

 Blankets (any size)    Bedding essentials all types   DVDs     Boxes of matches   Mattress covers (plastic) 

Diapers in all sizes for children and adults  Baby formula     Kitchen utensils       Cookware      Plate sets   

Drinking Glass sets

 

List will be updated as needs progress.

These items will be distributed each month at the Veterans Memorial Hall at 37154 Second St., Fremont as part of our on-going committment to our Veterans and military families.  We are looking to assist those veterans who are on a fixed income, are low income and who are in need of assistance.  We have been able to arrange dates to deliver to our homeless veterans also via the local Family Resource Center. 

This program applies to all veterans, regardless of when they have served.

We will need information from those who are seeking assistance for our records: We will need their proof of military service, name and address.  We do not need their personal information beyond that.  Our information records will not be shared with anyone else. Those who are referred by the FRC only need to bring the vouchers provided to pick up items as their recommendation will already be in place.

The distribution dates will be posted soon so please check back for more information regarding dates and times.

DONATIONS ACCEPTED THE FIRST AND THIRD WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH, 7:00 PM TO 7:30 PM AT THE VETERANS MEMORIAL HALL, FREMONT.  ADDRESS IS: 37154 SECOND ST, IN THE NILES DISTRICT OF FREMONT.

If your organization/company would like to host a donation barrel please email fremontbsm@yahoo.com.

 

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