VA provides food box program for 100 veterans with diabetes

Posted at 8:09 PM, Jan 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-30 23:33:06-05

Veterans with diabetes are getting some much-needed help from the VA in Temple.

The Temple VA partnered with the Central Texas Food Bank to provide food boxes and dietary education for veterans with diabetes on Wednesday.  

One hundred veterans were approved to participate in a six-month food box program aimed at helping veterans with diabetes balance their diet and learn what foods and recipes are best for them.  

The VA says working with the food bank has given them another way to help their patients with diabetes eat healthier even on a tight budget.  

“Partnering with them you know, with all the shelf stable food that really aren’t that expensive, our is that they’ll be able to see what they can make with the food and take it with them long term in their lives and sustain them,” said VA representatives.  

Each participant will get two boxes of food each month along with new recipes to try over the next six months.  

The VA said the program is full but anyone veterans in need of nutritional help or advice can contact the VA get the help they need.  

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