Veterans Canteen Service (VCS)
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, coffee, and vending services across the country.
A Caring Encounter
At VCS, we believe that everyone has a role to play in preventing suicide. VCS holds national suicide prevention training for all employees to make them aware of steps to take when talking with Veterans who are at risk for suicide. Additionally, VCS is engaged in an aggressive outreach campaign to increase the dialogue surrounding suicide prevention by providing communication tools to thousands of Veterans and VA employees.
Recently, a canteen associate in Fayetteville, AR encountered a Veteran who was making a purchase in the PatriotStore. Read More
Discover fast, fresh and delicious food in SimplyToGo at the VCS PatriotCafe, PatriotStore, and PatriotBrew.
From healthy entrée salads, to deli sandwiches, hot and hearty breakfast sandwiches, low-calorie snacks, scrumptious desserts, and bottled beverages, SimplyToGo has what you crave.
Our selection is prepared fresh daily, and we promote health & wellness by providing Better4U, Gluten Aware & Vegan choices.
Did You Know?
We are committed to ending Veteran homelessness. Did you know VCS has provided over 10,000 mattress sets and over 4000 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.