Est. 1978 786-306-1304
American Veteran Food Assistance Program’s mission is to distribute food and current information to our homeless and disabled Veterans and to anyone facing food insecurity issues in our community. We slow down the process of poverty, homelessness and hunger by networking with clients (accessing their needs), and other local service providers. Collective impact is an approach that can be used to improve community wide outcomes by bringing together corporations, organizations and community members to solve complex community problems like hunger and homelessness; to completely end hunger and homelessness and protect the civil rights of everyone in the community.
Our Director, along with volunteers from the United States Department of State Miami Field Office.
Veterans Appreciation Day sponsored by the American Veteran Food Assistance Program, Humana and Care Plus Health in conjunction with Feeding South Florida and the United States Department of State.
This day also allowed our Veterans the opportunity for employment, healthcare, educational opportunities and most important outreach. The event took place in the rear of our food pantry located at 1464 West Flagler Street in Miami.
Our Director, Stephen P. Smith, along with a VA case worker delivering commodities to his housebound client.
Prepared boxes for our housebound Veterans which are delivered on a weekly basis.
American Veteran Food Assistance Program
We are a Community Based Direct Service Organization. We operate on the front line distributing food to the hungry, needy, and especially to those who live with food insecurity. As one of the largest food distributors in Miami Dade County we provide the education, organization, and empowerment necessary to eliminate hunger, food insecurity, and poverty in the State of Florida. We coordinate by establishing alliances with others. We network and partner with social service agencies and other NPO's in the local community.
American Veteran Food Assistance Home Delivery Program
The American Veteran Food Assistance Program also delivers groceries, on a weekly basis to our Veterans who are experiencing functional impairment. Such impairment can be a physical, mental, social condition or cognitive deficit that affects their ability to perform activities of daily living. These individuals are usually out-patients of the VA Spinal Cord Center and live within Miami-Dade County. . Participants in the program receive groceries to last for up to 5 days, along with fresh produce, meats, and other food items. For more information on this program contact 786-306-1304.
American Veteran Newspaper Job Locator Services
The American Veteran Newspaper job locator is located on the front page of our website. It is downloadable, and used by several of our networking agencies. It contains several hundred current employment opportunities that are available, not only for our Veterans but for anyone who is actively seeking employment. The job locator consists of the contact person, job position, location and phone number. This information is updated monthly. We have been offering this service through our website for over the past 17 years. It has proved to be very useful to our Veterans and others who were seeking employment.
Stephen P. Smith
American Veteran Newspaper, Inc.
Retired School Teacher
Retired U.S. Military
Stephen P. Smith
Director of Operations
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.