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Operation Basic Needs

USA Cares

In honor of the men and women who serve our country, SVM created the Operation Basic Needs program, in conjunction with the launch of the new Commissary Gift Card.

Operation Basic Needs was a donation program designed to provide service men and women with Commissary Gift Cards. Through Operation Basic Needs, anyone wishing to make a donation could purchase cards specifically to be donated to USA Cares. For more information on USA Cares visit www.usacares.org.

To date, with the match donation from SVM, the total is over $96,000 in cards.



Launched in June 2011, the Commissary Gift Card can be used by military personnel, retirees and their families to make purchases at any of the commissaries operated worldwide. The introduction of the Commissary Gift Card offers families and friends, as well as corporations and organizations, the opportunity to give a gift card for groceries, health and beauty items, as well as household products to the troops who serve our country all over the world. The Commissary Gift Card is available in denominations of $25 and $50.


The Commissary Gift Card is issued by Defense Commissary Agency and administered by SVM, LP.