VA Produce Donations
Since 2015, VHF has donated over 20,000 pounds of produce, free of charge, to veterans and veteran caregivers at the Charles George VA Hospital. Additionally, we provide over 6,000 lbs annually to our farm community members who help plant, harvest and distribute our flowers, fruits, and vegetables.
We believe our high quality produce “feeds the body,” whereas our beautiful cut flowers “feeds the soul.” In 2017 we began donating thousands of fresh flowers to veterans and their caregivers at our VA Hospital donations. In addition to receiving free bouquets for their personal use, veterans were encouraged to take an additional bouquet as a gift for their doctors, nurses, and caregivers.
When we first kicked off this program in June we had no idea how incredibly impactful this simple heartfelt gesture would become. These weekly events provided real nourishment, physically and emotionally, feeding both the body and spirit. We are extremely grateful for the farm community members, volunteers, donors, and local businesses who made this vision possible.