Veteran’s food drive in Baldwin


A truck full of non-perishable goods was collected for veterans a few weeks ago with more expected to be donated in the coming weeks.

Ben Jackson, a Freeport resident, along with his wife Jennifer Jerome organized a veteran food drive in Baldwin. This event is a nationwide food drive for homeless veterans, which is called “Operation Hunger Smash.”

“Jennifer and I set up a table a few weeks ago, we filled my car with non-perishable goods, and then we brought it to the Lynbrook VFW,” Jackson said.

The main goal of this food drive is for Jackson to give back to the veterans who have fought for this country.

“We’ve done a lot for the veterans in the past and I’m a firm believer that they need our help,” Jackson said.

Jackson plans to host another food drive at GalaFresh Farms.

He says that “canned foods” are best for donating along with any other foods that are non-perishable.

“It’s extremely important,” Jackson said when asked how important it is to give back to veterans. He continued, “We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for our veterans. They sacrifice themselves to keep this country going.”