NEW ALBANY, Ohio, November 11, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (BEF) and LSS Faith Mission are proud to support our local military veterans. The companies have teamed up to provide breakfast and dinner to several dozen veterans residing at Faith Mission on Veterans Day.
Additionally, local Bob Evans Farms employees write thank you cards, dressed in purple to honor veterans from all branches of the military, and donate hoodies, thermal socks, gas cards and a variety of other items. needed by these heroes and have delivered these items to Faith Mission for disbursement. In addition, BEF employees across the country participate in a flag honoring the Veterans they care about by “planting a flag” with the name of a Veteran they wish to commemorate. The flags are planted in each installation.
“Supporting our military has always been important to us,” said Devra Cornell, Director of Human Resources for Bob Evans Farms. “Bob Evans was a veteran and always provided a helping hand. We are proud to continue this tradition by including the support of our military as one of our five core philanthropic pillars. We are committed to supporting the US military, veterans and their families through outreach, donations, strategic partnerships, great opportunities and volunteerism. “
Each year, LSS Faith Mission serves approximately 150 veterans in its emergency shelter each year and 120 in other community services.
“Veterans are 50% more likely to become homeless than other Americans due to poverty, lack of support networks, substandard housing, and mental health issues due to their military service,” said Lauren Wilson, Executive Director of LSS Faith Mission. “Faith Mission’s Veteran Programs are individualized based on the unique needs of Veterans and their families. These programs provide the hope of housing and support services to give Veterans a stable base from which to find or keep a job, pursue their physical or mental recovery, and eventually return to an independent life with our help. “
About Bob Evans Farms, Inc.
Bob Evans Farms, Inc. is a brand born and raised with the promise of farm-fresh produce. For more than 70 years, the company has been making delicious, quick-to-eat, farm-fresh foods that are sold in grocery stores across the country. Today, Bob Evans brand mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese products are the best-selling chilled side dishes in United States*. Situated at Columbus, Ohio and owned by Post Holdings, Inc., a consumer goods holding company, Bob Evans Farms is also a leading producer and distributor of chilled potato, pasta and vegetable side dishes, sausage pork and a variety of chilled and frozen meals. food products under the Bob Evans, Owens and Pineland Farms brands. For more information on Bob Evans Farms, Inc., visit www.bobevansgrocery.com. * Source: IRI Scan Total US sales data 52 weeks ending 10/31/21.
About LSS Faith Mission
LSS Faith Mission provides a safe environment for up to 252 homeless men and women in an emergency every night. In addition to shelter, Faith Mission provides food and clothing while helping people access longer-term solutions such as permanent housing and employment assistance, as well as medical care, dental, behavioral and visual. Each year, Faith Mission provides shelter and services to approximately 2,000 people. In addition, more than 200,000 meals are served. For more information visit www.lssnetworkofhope.org/faithmission.
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