Denny’s launches donation drive to benefit local veterans

San Diego area Denny’s kicked off its third annual donation drive benefitting the Veterans Village of San Diego (VVSD). Now through Feb. 14, diners may visit any of the 39 participating restaurant locations to donate much-needed clothing or make monetary contributions. All donations will go toward the VVSD’s Winter Shelter, a key outreach and intervention program designed to help local homeless veterans combat life on the street and become self-sufficient.

Last year, donations collected aided the VVSD’s Stand Down program, serving more than 1,000 homeless veterans and their families with crucial supplies and facilities such as counseling, medical services, warm meals and more.

“Denny’s support and participation over the years has been instrumental in helping us provide the necessary tools to change the lives of our military veterans,” said VVSD President and CEO Phil Landis. “We greatly appreciate their partnership and hope that our combined efforts can make a difference in 2013 and beyond.”

For a list of participating restaurants, please visit