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Operation Commissary is a new initiative of Operation Stand Down Tennessee to address food insecurity among Veterans in Middle Tennessee. Those who served our country in uniform are twice as likely to become food insecure because they are less likely to seek assistance. This innovative model provides non-perishable food along with instructions to receive additional grocery assistance. Together with our partners and supporters, we honor

and serve Veterans and their families.

If you live in one of the counties highlighted in red and would like to receive a food box, please fill out the form below and upload a copy of your DD-214. If you do not have a copy of your DD-214, we can assist you in obtaining one. Once you fill out our form, one of our team members will contact you to schedule a delivery and can assist you in obtaining a copy of your DD-214. If you have any questions about Operation Commissary, you can call 615-248-1981 or email food@osdtn.org.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How often can I receive a food box?


One food box per household member is delivered per month. If there is a need for more, please contact the Operation Commissary Team at food@osdtn.org or (615) 248-1981 ext. 163.




Why do you need to ask some of the questions on the sign-up form?


OSDTN must verify Veteran status to ensure we are meeting donor intentions.




Why do I have to sign an agreement?


The OSDTN agreement is designed to ensure Veterans understand their rights as an OSDTN client as well as ensure all parties are protected.




Can I donate food to Operation Commissary?


Yes. Certain food items are accepted as donations. Please contact food@osdtn.org or (615) 248-1981 ext. 163.




How can I donate funds to support Operation Commissary?


To make monetary donations to Operation Commissary please contact the Chief Development Officer at (615) 248-1981 or development@osdtn.org




Can I pick up food bags somewhere?


Food bags may be picked up at the Nashville or Clarksville OSDTN offices.




Who is eligible to sign up for Operation Commissary?


Veterans and Veteran Spouses experiencing food insecurity may sign up for Operation Commissary.




What is the delivery area?


Operation Commissary delivers to Davidson County and the 9 surrounding counties highlighted in red on the map on the osdtn.org/food page.




How much food will I receive?


Each food box or bag contains approximately enough nonperishable food for a week worth of meals for an average adult. One box or bag will be delivered for each household member.




How do I receive a gift card for perishables?


The Operation Commissary team will coordinate with you to either receive a digital gift card or mail one to your address with each monthly delivery.




What if I have dietary restrictions or food allergies?


Please contact the Operation Commissary Team at food@osdtn.org or (615) 248-1981 ext. 163 to discuss any dietary restrictions or allergies and we will strive to meet your needs.




Can my Veteran Serving Organization receive food bags or boxes through Operation Commissary to distribute to the Veterans we serve?


Yes. If you are in the 10-county region OSDTN can coordinate with you for food delivery. Please contact the OSDTN Call Sign Connect Manager at (615) 248-1981 or food@osdtn.org for more details.




Can I volunteer to help?


Yes. Please contact the OSDTN Volunteer Coordinator at (615) 248-1981 or volunteer@osdtn.org.