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First mobile food pantry for veterans at Cherokee Nation

 

Last updated 7/16/2018 at 3:35pm

Oklahoma Food Bank

U.S. Marine Corps veteran J.C. Wilson receives food from the tribe's new mobile food pantry established with the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. Cherokee Nation Tribal Council Speaker Joe Byrd and Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden load items in Wilson's car.

TAHLEQUAH, Okla.-Disabled U.S. Marine Corps veteran J.C. Wilson drove his silver Nissan Versa into the parking lot of the Cherokee Nation Veterans Center on Tuesday, where volunteers loaded it with everything from fresh tomatoes, avocados and apples to canned milk and crackers.

He was among 125 veterans or widows of veterans to benefit from the tribe's new mobile food pantry established with the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, according to a release.

The new arrangement started Tuesday with 10,000 pounds of food and will offer mobile pantries to veterans quarterly.

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