After canceling last year due to COVID-19 restrictions, the California Veterans Assistance Foundation hosted the 22nd annual Stand Down on Thursday, offering a safe retreat for all veterans, including homeless vets, where they can receive supportive services to renew their health and overall well-being.
Conceived as a one-stop shop, the event brings more than 100 services to a single location, including free meals, clothing, hair cuts, legal assistance, employment assistance, Social Security and housing assistance, veterans court and more.
The Bakersfield Pet Food Pantry is always honored to receive our invitation to participate in this event
We passed out approximately 1500 pounds of pet food, had at least 100 veterans stop by our booth, gave out 100 collars and 40 leashes, and made 67 pet ID tags!
Thank you to all who have served our country.