Veterans Canteen Service (VCS)
In this program, VCS gives Veterans and small business owners the opportunity to sell locally in Medical Centers and Community Outpatient Clinics across the country. Current merchandise assortments include categories such as books, fine jewelry, paintings/prints, military items, crafts and more. Each vendor is highly encouraged to have a portion of their assortment Made in the USA.
VCS promotes healthy eating and lifestyle to our Veterans. Many canteens hold farmers markets throughout the year. VCS strongly encourages local farmers to become part of this program.
To become a part of the PatriotMart program, contact your local Canteen Chief or VCSServices@va.gov for more details.
Barber services are provided in many VA medical centers. Some facilities with barber/beauty shops offer extensive services while smaller facilities may offer ward service for patient haircuts and shaves.
To become a part of the PatriotClips program, contact your local Canteen Chief or VCSServices@va.gov for more details.
In addition to Veterans enrolled in VA healthcare, families, caregivers, VA staff and volunteers can take advantage of VA optical services. Bring your optical prescription into participating VA optical shops to be filled. VA optical shops offer a current selection of frames and endless options are available. Check with your local canteen/VAMC for more information.