By Tyshameka Hollins, Mooresville Soup Kitchen


The Mooresville Soup Kitchen (MSK) is LKNConnect’s Outstanding Non-Profit for the month of January. This article is one of a series of five articles exploring who they are, the benefits of volunteering, the Food Movers program, the Culinary Job Training program, and the lack of affordable housing for veterans (this article). We hope you continue to follow and support this great organization in the future. —EH Stafford, Managing Editor


Help for homeless veterans

When a man or woman comes home after fighting for our freedom, they don’t always have a home to call their own. Here is a site you can go to for assistance:


Veterans Affairs (VA) has programs

 VA’s specialized programs for homeless veterans serve hundreds of thousands of homeless and at-risk veterans each year. Independently and in collaboration with federal and community partners, VA programs provide veterans with housing solutions, employment opportunities, health care, justice- and reentry-related services and more. Learn more about these programs at VA’s Programs for At-Risk Veterans and Their Families page.


HUD provides rental assistance

 Through public housing authorities, HUD provides rental assistance vouchers for privately owned housing to veterans who are eligible for VA health care services and are experiencing homelessness. VA case managers may connect these veterans with support services such as health care, mental health treatment and substance use counseling to help them in their recovery process and with their ability to maintain housing in the community. Among VA homeless continuum of care programs, HUD-VASH enrolls the largest number and largest percentage of veterans who have experienced long-term or repeated homelessness.


MSK provides veterans with support

MSK dedicates the first and third Tuesday to those who have served our country and their family members. We thank them for their service and are dedicated to showing our appreciation and offering support to them in the form of food stability and connections to resources.


For more information and to volunteer

The Mooresville Soup Kitchen is at 275 S. Broad St. and volunteers are always needed. For more information, go to or contact Ty Hollins at



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