PLAY HARD ELITE FOOD PANTRY


providing food & clothing assistance to veteran families.


-- "bridging the military civilian gap" --

currently serving veterans residing in Henry, Butts & Spalding Counties with food and clothing items.  (household items provided based on availability)

To qualify for service, all guests must provide proof of

 VA/ID card or DD-214

THE RAW FACTS

Want to do something for veterans today?

There are many ways to thank a veteran for his or her service, but helping the people who help them readjust to civilian life, deal with battlefield trauma and treat their wounds is just about the best way to do so. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, there are roughly 22 million veterans in the general U.S. population. The number of veterans from recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is expected to surge to 3.8 million by 2018, but there are still 7.2 million veterans from the Vietnam war alone.

However, roughly 30% of those newest veterans have a service-related disability, while about 8% live in poverty. That's compared to just 16% of other veterans who are similarly injured and 7% of that broader group living in poverty. Meanwhile, the June 2012 Monthly Medical Surveillance Report published by the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center suggests annual incident diagnoses of mental disorders among active service members have increased by roughly 65% in the last 12 years. That doesn't just go away when service members are discharged, either.

The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that roughly 13% of the overall U.S. homeless population are veterans, with 50% experiencing severe mental illness and 75% struggling with substance abuse.

​Younger vets from recent wars make up approximately 10% of that veteran homeless population and 31% of all veteran suicides. What's more, according to the VA's 2012 report on suicides, roughly 6,500 former military personnel kill themselves each year, which equates to one suicide every 80 minutes.


LOCATION:



32 Jonesboro Street


McDonough, GA 30253


MAILING ADDRESS:


289 Jonesboro Rd Suite 166, 

McDonough, GA 30253

FOOD PANTRY HOURS:


Currently - Tuesdays & Fridays, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

For assistance outside of normal hours please call, (770) 800 - 7870

2019 CLOSURE DATES:

TBA

FOOD PANTRY HOURS:


Tuesdays & Fridays, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

For assistance outside of normal hours please call,  (770) 800 - 7870

2019 CLOSURE DATES:


TBA

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