Veteran Recovery Coalition teams with LI volunteers to deliver food to support veterans on Super Bowl Sunday
Lake Avenue Deli in St. James teamed up with volunteers to make sure Long Island's homeless veterans aren't forgotten during Super Bowl Sunday.
Jack Thaler, a volunteer, says, "Veterans served our country and died for us. So we're going to do everything we can to help them."
An appreciation for veterans service - that's the driving force behind the Heroes for Heroes project to feed veterans this Super Bowl Sunday.
Forty volunteers are delivering heroes, chicken wings, salads and chips to 241 homeless veterans and veterans with substance dependency.
From Freeport to Yaphank, shelters across the island are benefiting from this act of good will. Lake Avenue Deli is providing the food.
Retired Army veteran Robert Cornicelli, of Veteran Recovery Coalition, organized the event. He says, "As a disabled veteran, 100% service related disabled veterans are able to walk around and have a family structure, support system, I feel when my brothers and sisters don't have that, stuck in shelters and the community forgets about them then that's when they start committing suicides or attempting suicides. So, we want to knock that 22 suicides to down to zero."