Did You Know?
Revenues generated from VCS are used to support a variety of Veteran programs and events. We are proud to GIVE BACK to the VA Community!
PatriotStore Made in USA
Over 50% of the merchandise in the PatriotStore is Made in America. Look for the Made in USA symbols throughout the store to identify these products!
Established in 1946, Veterans Canteen Service (VCS) was created to provide articles of merchandise and services at reasonable prices to Veterans enrolled in VA healthcare system, caregivers, and visitors. Since its conception, VCS’ mission continues, incorporating a strategic Veteran-centric approach emphasizing the importance of service to Veterans and supporting VA’s overall mission. VCS provides retail, food, and vending services across the country.
VCS is proud to offer new and exciting shopping experiences for our customers. Over the next several months and going into next year, VCS will be giving a new look to some of the PatriotStore retail shops in VA Medical Centers across the country. The NEW look is an innovative approach with a modern atmosphere. Check with your local Store Manager to see when your Medical Center PatriotStore is getting a new "facelift".
Enjoy a quick bite to eat in the PatriotCafé SimplyToGo area. Check some of our new fresh and delicious snack options like the protein pack filled with red seedless grapes, cheese cubes and almonds or a soft salted pretzel with warm cheese dip. For a lighter meal, select from a variety of salads such as a Grilled Chicken or Very Berry to satisfy your hunger.
Keep it Healthy! Over half of the salads available in the cold cases are "Cal Smart" meaning they are less than 400 calories making your meal better for you.
We are committed to ending Veteran homelessness. Did you know VCS has provided over 6000 mattress sets and over 2000 move-in kits to Veterans who were placed into housing? VA is helping homeless Veterans move into permanent housing and we are honored to give them a bed to sleep on and basic kitchen, bath, and bedroom household items to help them adjust easier.
America has had a long history of supporting its defenders, and this commitment guides VA today. VA fulfills its obligation to serve Veterans by living a set of core values that define who we are as an organization: Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence — I CARE. Veterans trust that we will live these values every day, and VA is committed to exceeding them. We are honored to provide the very best in compassionate and quality health care services.