A simple license stands in the way of shared family meals at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. It would only cost $530 to get a license to serve food to visitors, but instead of obtaining one, the home is telling family members they must leave the bedsides of their loved ones and find food somewhere else. This is an undue hardship on people who often drive for hours to be with the ones they love in the end stages of their lives.

It shouldn’t be this way. State Representatives Winnie Brinks and Brandon Dillon, both of Grand Rapids, are determined to help our veterans share a meal with their families and have volunteered to pay out of pocket for the license if they need to.

Will you stand with us and demand that the residents at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans be allowed to share a meal with their families? Visit DinnerWithDignity.com.