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Food pantry for veterans opens in Cabot

By Kimberly Rusley, katv.com

64 days ago   Article ID# 4089291
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LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS (katv.com) - Deyonka Hickey is using a small, shared space in Cabot to feed veterans in central Arkansas.

On Saturday, the Veterans Food Pantry Cabot had its grand opening, serving eight families and giving away over 200 lbs. of food.

The pantry is operated by Hickey and a small group of volunteers on South Rockwood Road.

"We started probably around July with playing around with the idea, and we contacted the national foundation for Feed our Veterans in October I would say," says Hickey, the executive director.

Veterans and their families can come in on the third Saturday of every month, then shop and leave with groceries. No money is needed, because those in need can shop for free.

The pantry has canned goods, non-perishable food items, and even hygiene products.

"We also have a section of personal hygiene items, and I like to keep that up, because you can't get that with the food stamps or the EBT card."

Shoppers just have to show military I.D., their V.A. health card and state issued I.D.

As an Air Force veteran herself, working at the V.A. hospital, this is Hickey's way of giving back.

"I remember how it was when the kids were little, how the struggle was, because you only got paid twice a month, and retirees only get paid once a month. so, down towards the end of the month, it got kind of tight," says Hickey.

Right now, the pantry is open every 3rd Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hickey wants to open an additional day during the week once she gets a permanent space.

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Updated 64 days ago   Article ID# 4089291

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