Holiday Assistance for Soldiers and Families

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As the holiday season approaches, some soldiers might have a hard time making ends meet, but there is assistance available to them.

Soldiers who have the challenge of keeping their heads above water this holiday season can find help through the Holiday Food Voucher Program.

It's a program open to Fort Rucker families, civilian and military in need of a little extra help.

Needy families can use the voucher at the commissary or off post at a grocery mart to buy perishable food items for Christmas dinner.

Voucher recipients also receive a food basket from the post pantry.

“There are a lot of families that are in need during the Christmas season, which is very tight,” said LTC Shawn Allen of 1st Battalion 210th Aviation Regiment.

The voucher program is based on donations only.

There is some concern there may not be enough money this Christmas season.

“This is a very expensive program so we need lots of donations,” said Sue Jackson of Army Community Services.

The program has only received 3,400 for Christmas, which is not quite half of what is needed.

If you'd like to donate money to the voucher program, you can call Sue Jackson at 334-255-9888.