The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) in collaboration with VA Texas Valley Costal Bend Health Care System (VCB) is scheduled to provide Veterans with free fruits and vegetables by hosting a free produce distribution drive-thru on August 1, 2019.

The event is scheduled to take place behind the McAllen VA Outpatient Clinic, which is located at 901 East Hackberry Avenue McAllen, Texas 78503. The event will run 8:30 a.m. to noon, or until supplies last.

Veterans hoping to receive free fruits and vegetables will need to use the northeast entrance to the clinic directly off Jasmine Avenue. Veterans should look for signs.

Would-be recipients must present a valid VA identification card to confirm their Veteran status and receive free produce.

The Food Bank of the RGV is the lead organization for this event.

For more information contact, Yara Doyle, Food Bank of the RGV retail partnership manager, by calling 956-904-4533, or via e-mail at

Please note this is a public event being held in and on the grounds of a facility within U.S. federal government jurisdiction. Video and photographs may be taken by VA staff and/or local media for use in broadcast or publications and posting on social media.

Individuals in attendance are exclusively responsible for informing staff capturing photos or video if they do not want to be photographed or recorded. Members of the media must obtain prior authorization for capturing video, photos and voices recordings within the grounds of the event.

For more VA information, members of the press please contact VCB public affairs officer Jamie Goodpaster via e-mail at or call her at 956-291-9340.