Free drive-up lunch for veterans and active-duty military members

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WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Partners for Community Action and the Springfield Vet Center invited veterans and active-duty military to attend a free drive-up luncheon Friday.

“It feels supportive, they’ve done this for us. it helps out a lot,” said Army Veteran Missy Douty.

From from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the event included a free souvenir bag, information and materials on local programs and services at a veteran friendly environment located at Springfield Vet Center on 95 Ashley Ave. in West Springfield.

“It feels amazing, especially after this past year or so, to give something back for the community and to partner with the Springfield Partners for Community Action. They just come by and just enjoy the meal, great,” said Bryan Doe from the Vet Center.

Springfield Partners for Community Action helps provide assistance to those that need credit counseling, fuel assistance, income tax clinic, transportation, education and employment assistance and veteran services including disability claims, health care benefits and more.

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