The Department of Veterans Affairs is reaching out to homeless veterans by providing free meals and spending money to eligible homeless veterans. The free meals will be offered at Veterans Canteen Service (VCS) cafeterias to homeless veterans attending their first VA medical appointment.
New veterans participating in the Housing and Urban Development and VA Supportive Housing program  who present signed leases will also receive a $20 coupon to be used in VCS retail stores located at every VA medical center.
VCS also facilitates vendor donations to various homeless programs, including local VA stand downs and community organizations. VCS operates more than 170 retail stores and cafeterias at VA medical centers across the nation, providing competitively priced food and merchandise to VA patients, their families, caregivers, VA employees, volunteers and visitors.