About Home For Dinner
How We Began
"My father was 80 years old when we watched 'Flags of Our Fathers' together. The film chronicles the story of soldiers’ struggles and sacrifices at Iwo Jima – many so young to be willing to serve community and country. As we watched, it struck me that in 1945, he had been a young cadet, training to be a Navy pilot in the States, just like these brave young men. I had always been proud of and grateful for his service, but in this moment it really hit home with me – I wanted to make a difference. I began volunteering at the VA, helping out wherever I could be of service. Home For Dinner became a program that was strictly a way to say 'thank you' for all the service and sacrifice, a very simple idea that could one day be repeated in any county of any state." – Beth Hickman, Founder
Home For Dinner, Inc. is a non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status, founded in 2011 and located in Bentonville, AR. We seeking to honor and assist our hometown military veterans through our restaurant gift card program, our grocery giveaway program, Valentines for Vets, and our local college scholarship fund. All monies are dispersed in Benton and Washington Counties, but our ultimate vision is to be able to provide for every veteran in Northwest Arkansas through these and other initiatives. Additionally, we are proud of the fact that we have one of the lowest expense ratios of any local charity! All the thanks goes to our wonderful volunteers, partner businesses, and board members who give so freely of their time, resources, and talents!