The mission of the Military Family Support Centers, Inc., a private non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is to identify and to satisfy essential morale, welfare and informational needs of military families of service men and women of the Active Component and Reserve Component (Federal Reserves and National Guard) of the Armed Forces located in areas remote from military installations. Also Military Veterans.
During calendar 2014 that mission necessitated the launch of an ambitious mobile feeding and health program that served many destitute military families residing along the I-81 corridor, in Central and Southwest Virginia or beyond. This Mobile Food Pantry initiative made remote area deliveries of non-perishable food, personal hygiene and home healthy cleaning materials plus thousands ($1,000) of dollars of perishable food. It also incorporated a comprehensive educational segment that embraced financial budgeting, cost saving menu's with hints to create great left over's, healthy diet reminders, proper physical exercise, and maintaining high sanitary standards in the home. Local military spouse conferences included theory and practical exercises of the above subjects. Qualified Veterans Affairs Medical Center or local civilian certified professionals taught attendees how to recognize classic symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress, develop unit or neighborhood networks and provide other sensitivity training that enhances family relationships and actively prevents destructive behavior or personnel suicides. Function as a working affiliate with the Virginia Veterans and Family Services. Receipt of a state wide grant of $30,000.00 will enable the Military Family Support Centers, Inc., to re-initiate this Mobile Pantry during calendar 2017.
The Military Family Support Centers, Inc., is dedicated to provide such broad, protracted military family support in times of peacetime, reduced operational posture, mobilization, deployment in war, national security and disaster relief operations as well as upon returning home of service personnel to include wounded or fallen warriors.
1215 McNeil Drive SW, Roanoke, VA 24015
Federal Tax Identification 20-2821271