Veterans Affairs Outreach Efforts
The Franklin County Veterans Affairs Office aims to provide services that will improve the quality of life for area veterans as well as the lives of their friends and families close to home. With that in mind, Franklin County Veterans Affairs has identified several outreach initiatives, which are supported through the Veterans Outreach Fund. Any donations made to the Veterans Outreach Fund are tax deductible and will help us get these programs up and running. Donations can be made by mailing a check, made payable to Franklin County Veterans Affairs, Attn: Outreach Fund, to:
Franklin County Veterans Affairs Office
425 Franklin Farm Lane
Chambersburg, PA 17202
Franklin County MilitaryShare
Franklin County MilitaryShare provides fresh, nutritious food once a month, free of charge, to Franklin County families with at least one member who has served, or is currently serving, in the armed forces. The program is made possible thanks to a partnership with the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and the Franklin County Human Services Block Grant.
Distribution occurs on the first Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 425 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg.
- Proof of military service is required to participate in this free program. PLEASE NOTE: Participation in other food assistance programs will not prohibit individuals and families from taking advantage of Franklin County MilitaryShare.
- Pre-registration is required to allow organizers to order the correct quantity of food for each distribution event. Extra food will not be available on distribution days.
To register, call 717-263-4326 or email email@example.com.
We Support You Scholarship
Each year the Franklin County Commissioners, along with the Franklin County Office of Veterans Affairs, offer the Franklin County Veterans Affairs We Support You Scholarship. The scholarship program provides financial support to area veterans’ dependents. Eligible applicants are high school seniors residing in Franklin County who plan to pursue a course of study at an accredited higher learning institution and who are in need of financial assistance. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and participate in both extracurricular and community service activities. Students must also complete the scholarship application and submit three letters of reference, including one from their high school guidance counselor, along with other documentation as noted by the application instructions.
The application period for the 2023 "We Support You" Scholarship is now open. See the application and instructions below for details. All applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2023.