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.
As a special thank you to VA frontline employees caring for Veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic, Veterans Canteen Service helped Nike donate 3,775 pairs of non-slip athletic nursing shoes to VA employees nationwide. Over 900 of the donated shoes were identified for specific Disaster Emergency Medical Personnel System (DEMPS) VA employees. DEMPS workers went to other VA hospitals to help with COVID patients. The remainder were pushed out to VA Medical Centers across the country and provided to VA nurses with the help of VA’s Voluntary Services.
Safe CareWe want to ensure you stay safe while shopping with us! Here’s what we’re doing to keep you safe!
- Added floor spacers and directional makers to encourage social distancing
- Required Face masks in canteens
- Expanded Packaged Food Selections
- Tap & Pay at Registers
- Eliminating Self-Service Stations
- Spaced out Dining Tables
- Frequent Hand Washing
- Frequently Disinfecting Surfaces
VCS GroceriesNeed to pick up quick grocery items before heading home without having to stop at the grocery store? Stop by the canteen to shop essential food items for your convenience! From dinner sides, to morning cereal, snacks, and lunch on-the-go, we have you covered! Also find quality sliced meats, cheeses, milk, frozen pizza and more!