Did you know that 26% of the households that receive food assistance have at least one member who has served or is currently serving in the military**? That means a quarter of the people experiencing food insecurity in our country are those who have sacrificed their time, talents, and health, and risked their lives in order to serve us. We think we owe it to these incredible men and women to support our community. That’s why we participate in the Military Share hosted by Roots for Boots! Roots for Boots is not only an incredible organization, but it is also so well-led, it’s hard to find the words to describe it. Christy Lucas has done an amazing job with Roots for Boots. She leads with vision, meticulous attention to detail, and compassion.

Meet Our Friends, John and Finn

Sometimes you find yourself in the right place at the right time. This was the case when Dr. Shoe had the honor of meeting a remarkable veteran named John at a recent Military Share. John is legally blind and was hoping to find a canine companion to share his life with. That’s where Finn comes in — a lab mix that John just fell in love with.

Dr. Shoe wanted to make sure this dynamic duo had everything they needed to start their life together. So it was our privilege to provide a few services like a vet appointment and Service Dog Training through MCS Dog Training. We feel so humbled that we got to be a part of this journey and that we’re able to give back this wonderful gentleman. We’re so thankful for everything veterans have done (and continue to do) for our country.

**Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.