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1st Annual Veterans Chow Hall in Erie, PA

March 9 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Erie Chow Hall Lunch

1st Annual Veterans Chow Hall

An event presented by Bodhi Garden Initiative and the Robert Irvine Foundation

Veterans Chow Hall at Voodoo Brewery
716 State St
Erie PA 16501

Saturday, March 9, 2024
11 AM – 2:00 PM EDT

Register online to attend!

Register today to attend the “1st Annual Veteran Chow Hall” at Voodoo Brewery located in the historic Boston Store in downtown Erie, PA. The event aims to raise awareness for Veteran suicide prevention and will feature a menu designed by celebrity chef Robert Irvine and prepared by U.S. Marine Veteran and chef Shane Cash.

Suicide is a public health concern and a leading cause of death in the United States. More investment in suicide prevention, education, and research will prevent the untimely deaths of thousands of Americans each year. In Pennsylvania, suicide ranks among the top 10 causes of death for ages 64 and younger. Veterans may be more susceptible to suicide due to the physical and mental stresses that are common among former and active military.

Throughout the 15-county region of Northwest Pennsylvania, Pitt’s Veteran Suicide Prevention Program collaborates with healthcare partners, community organizations, Veterans, and their families to eliminate suicide deaths. By focusing on resiliency and protective factors, the program aims to improve access to treatment and support services, increase awareness of suicide risk, and provide targeted suicide prevention activities and training opportunities. The program’s public-facing materials, resources, and events can be found at TheResilientVeteran.org

Veterans and their families are invited to attend the luncheon. You can also email Michael Shannon at Bodhi@Bodhigardeninitiative.com to register or receive additional information.