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Our dedicated all-volunteer Veteran Outreach team embodies the true spirit of service. They go beyond their roles as counselors or board members and embody the true spirit of the Federal McKinney-Vento Act as they venture into the community, reaching even the most remote areas where our homeless veterans often seek refuge. Their commitment is vital to our local interactions. 

Ruck-Up provides an annual average of 4.25 TONS of food to veterans in need, knowing that each meal makes a difference in the lives of those who have bravely served our country. Our facility accepts shelf-stable food donations all year round.

Outreach work includes the yearly Memorial Day Weekend CANDLE VIGIL in the Center of Keene each year to help Veterans come to peace with their losses, and connect with other veterans.

We annually take part in the National WALK OUT OF THE DARKNESS

to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) in raising awareness and showing our veteran community they are not alone in their struggles.

We gather together on THANKSGIVING to offer a warm meal and a sense of community to local veterans who may be homeless or alone. This is a small way to express our gratitude for their service and to remind them that they are appreciated members of our community.



emergency services

If you are in crisis and need assistance, please download and fill out the Release Form and Budget Worksheet below. Once you have filled them out, please either fax or bring them to Ruck-Up.

In order to request an assistance grant, please include a copy of either DD214, NGB22, Orders, or VA confirmation of status (VA Hinq, Claim Letter, or VASW letter) along with these documents.


We are currently unable to provide assistance beyond a $600 limit due to the high number of requests.

PHONE: 603-903-1255

FAX: 603-903-1256


KEENE, NH 03431

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