Sign up for our mailling list!

Keep in touch and you’ll be notified of volunteer opportunities and get notifications about our progress!
We never share your information, and we appreciate your support!

Dress Up to Stock the Pantry!

Join Us at River Farm
on Thursday,
October 20th, 2022
From 6-9 pm

7931 East Boulevard Drive
Alexandria, Virginia

Coat and Tie / Ladies Equivalent

$50 per person plus a non-perishable food item at the door to help us stock the pantry!
Your ticket includes: beer, wine and soda, cocktail hour, buffet dinner, and dessert!

Join us for a night of food & fun!

Raffle Drawing & Guest Speakers, PLUS:

Wine, Beer & BBQ

From Mission BBQ & Honor Brewing Company

What is it all about?

Cook For Vets is holding our kickoff fundraiser “Dress Up To Stock The Pantry!” Our mission is to be an integral community outreach resource and support system for Veterans struggling with food insecurity. Come out to help us stock the pantry and have a great time with great people!

The event will be catered by Mission BBQ with refreshments from Honor Brewery! Your ticket includes: Beer, wine and soda, cocktail hour, buffet dinner, and dessert!

Don’t Miss the Raffle Drawing and Guest Speakers!

Gift Baskets and Cash Prizes!

Did Someone say Raffle?!?

1 Ticket for $10

~ OR ~

Buy 10 or more for $7.50 each

7 raffle basket winners

Third Place winner will receive 10% of the total Raffle Ticket sales!

Second Place winner will receive 15% of the total Raffle Ticket sales!

And 1 Grand Prize winner will take home 25% of the total Raffle Ticket sales!

Winners must be present on the night of the drawing to qualify. All raffle ticket sales are final.



Get Your Tickets in advance!

All you have to do is bring your receipt to the event to claim your raffle tickets!
Every day we strive to serve you authentic BBQ made from the freshest, most delectable ingredients, and serve it to you in a patriotic dining room filled with tributes to those who’ve made Our Country great, given to us by the people who earned them. Stop by at lunchtime, and you might catch us during our daily salute to the Stars and Stripes.

We don’t do any of this because we have to. It’s because we want to.

At MISSION BBQ, we are Proudly Serving Those Who Serve. Come help us complete Our Mission.


After retiring from the military in 1996, Allen founded a successful payment processing company in Northern Virginia, which he owned for over 20 years. With his military background, Allen felt it was important to start a business that would not only honor those who served this country, but to ensure that those who made the ultimate sacrifice would never be forgotten. In 2012, he started making Honor Wine out of California and began brewing Honor Beer in 2014, using a contract brewery in Pennsylvania. Although there was no official brewery or tasting room at the time, Allen and his team were committed to their mission of making great beer and keeping the fallen soldiers’ memories alive. Through their support of various charities and 501(c)(3)’s, throughout the country, Honor Brewing Company began connecting with Gold Star Families; the immediate family members of those who lost their lives during active military duty. These Gold Star Families and Honor Brewing Company have built bonds that will last a lifetime, and the Honor team is committed to making sure that their loved ones’ names, faces, and stories will always be remembered.

Guest Speakers!

Dr. Gordon Sumner

Gordon Sumner, PhD, is the President & CEO, Veterans Moving Forward. VMF is a 501c3 nonprofit that provides trained service and emotional support dogs to Veterans at no cost to the Veteran or their families nationwide. He leads the organization’s strategies, plans, and objectives to continue VMF’s growth and move toward the vision of being the premier, national, not-for-profit organization for improving the lives of Veterans by providing highly skilled assistance/service or companion dogs.

Sgt. Robert Bauer (RET-OPS) MA, JD

Robert Bauer retired from his childhood dream of becoming a law enforcement officer in 2014. He was honored to be asked to become a College Professor teaching the next generation of those who wanted to serve in the Criminal Justice system. While standing before his class one day, he envisioned what this class would look like in twenty to thirty years. His vision was frightening as he saw the effects that trauma had on his students. Shortly thereafter, he founded and Power2Change Academy. These are faith-based 501 (c) (3) organizations serving the National Capital Region.

How to get involved:

We’re just getting started!

Donate to help us get momentum and add your name to our list of people who might be interested in volunteering so we can reach out to you in the future!