National Events

National Food Truck Program

The Coalition has proudly partnered with the national non-profits Feed the Children and Blue Star Families in hosting food truck events across the country for military families in need. Together we were able to feed over 15,200 veterans and active-duty military families over the past few years.  Hundreds of supporters and volunteers in each community have continued to rally around the mission and we have received extra help from companies like BB&T, Home Depot and Amazon Fresh. In addition to the food and hygiene boxes we distributed thousands of children’s books and a special edition James Patterson book to adults. With the skyrocketing cost of goods – many military families are still struggling so we have plans in the works to help feed 3,600 more veterans and their families through our 2023 Food Truck events across the country. 


  • October 5th
    Blue Star Families of Dayton & Southwestern Ohio Nourish the Service, Empowering Families
    Hope Hotel & Richard C. Holbrooke Conference Center
    10823 Chidlaw Rd  Gate 12A, Dayton, OH 45433

We are looking for volunteers and local companies to partner with in each of these areas. For more information please contact Mary Jessie Herrera, U.S. Army (Ret.) at

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