Promotional Work and Advocacy

Promotional Work and Advocacy 


February 9, 2019: A conversation with Anne Burns of “Vets Chat & Chew”


April 17, 2018: Vets Chat Inc. won $1000  for The Vets Chat and Chew Program in Rachael Ray Every Day’s Feed it Forward Contest.


April 7, 2018: A conversation with Anne Burns of “Vets Chat & Chew”


February 26, 2018: Interview on "Mental Health Matters" with Larry Cartwright and Tracy Ivie, Hunterdon Chamber Internet Radio, Flemington, NJ. 


November 2017

Verna Martin, Director of THE VETS CHAT AND CHEW PROGRAM, at a discussion seminar with Senator Cory Booker, about how to better women veterans healthcare within the VA healthcare system. November 10, 2017 at Garfield Post 2867, Garfield, NJ.

Verna Martin, Director of THE VETS CHAT AND CHEW PROGRAM, at a discussion seminar with Senator Cory Booker, about how to better women veterans healthcare within the VA healthcare system. November 10, 2017 at Garfield Post 2867, Garfield, NJ.

Verna Martin, Director of THE VETS CHAT AND CHEW PROGRAM, at the Robert Wood Johnson Hospital breakfast event for veterans, November 10, 2017, at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ.

Verna Martin, Director of THE VETS CHAT AND CHEW PROGRAM, at the Robert Wood Johnson Hospital breakfast event for veterans, November 10, 2017, at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ.

Verna Martin, Director of THE VETS CHAT AND CHEW PROGRAM, at the Robert Wood Johnson Hospital breakfast event for veterans, November 10, 2017, at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ.

Verna Martin, Director of THE VETS CHAT AND CHEW PROGRAM, at the Robert Wood Johnson Hospital breakfast event for veterans, November 10, 2017, at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ.


June 2016: Six Whole Foods Markets in northeast Jersey (Paramus, Edgewater, Closter, Ridgewood, Montclair and West Orange) hosted The Vets Chat and Chew Program for veterans on June 28, 2017 for their 5% day.  Whole Foods will donate 5% of the net sales for that day towards The Vets Chat and Chew Program.  The program introduces nutritional foods to veterans that can help them feel better. They cook with a professional chef, have access to a nutritionist and eat the meal together.  A big THANK YOU goes to our Vets Chat and Chew volunteers Denise, Steve, Peggy, Anne, Diane, Chuck, Verna, Liz and Anansa who were present in the six stores to introduce the program to the Whole Foods customers.  Pictured here is Verna, an army veteran herself, at the Montclair store!


October 12, 2016: Vets Chat and Chew reported on on Channel 12 News: https://www.facebook.com/dellacrews/videos/1330239126989150/


October 2016: The Gazette (Bergen County) and The Diocese of Metuchen promoted Vets Chat and Chew in their October newsletters. 


July 2, 2016: Television interview with Anne Burns, founder and executive director of Vets Chat Inc. and program director of Vets Chat and Chew, on "Public Voice Salon" with host John Bredin, MNN (www.mnn.org).


November 29, 2015: Todd South of The Record attends and reports on the Vets Chat and Chew Program at the VFW (Post 5561) in Bogota, NJ. See story here


September 11, 2015: Bogota Blog NJ report on Vets Chat and Chew. See entry here


April 22, 2015: Radio Interview on "The Veteran's Corner" with Don Buzney, WRSU 88.7 FM, New Brunswick, NJ. Download interview here or listen to it below


March 4, 2015: Round Table Discussion in Trenton, NJ with Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans Employment and Training Service