Turning data into solutions: How MFAN is filling immediate and long-term food insecurity needs


The Congressional Military Family Caucus hosted their 2021 Virtual Summit: Taking the Pulse of Military Families During COVID-19 on October 14, 2021. The event featured subject matter experts, family members, military-connected nonprofits, and legislative leaders to discuss the challenges as well as opportunities for military communities as the country emerges out of the pandemic. Shannon…

Military Family Food Insecurity Coalition Meeting – What You Need to Know


  Updates on helpful resources like WIC and Pandemic-EBT were top issues during the Military Family Food Insecurity Coalition (MFFIC) quarterly meeting. Participants of the MFFIC work together to develop solutions that drive awareness and access to programs alleviating military family food insecurity.   Bringing together best-in-class organizations from across the public and private sector, we all learn from each other as we work to…

Holiday Resources for Military Families


Our research tells us that many military families struggle with food insecurity and budget shortfalls. You may have trouble putting food on the table year-round, and this stress is even more apparent over the holidays.  We believe that all families should have the resources they need to serve their families healthy, nutritious meals and that…

Food Insecurity and COVID-19: A breakdown of the evolving resources


In 2017, MFAN began exploring food insecurity in the military community because we were beginning to hear stories about military families going hungry. This year the team dug even deeper into the issue of food security in the military community—the results were overwhelming and alarming. Our most recent Survey revealed that one in eight military…

Food Insecurity Coalition Updates: Government Shutdown Edition


Last week, the Military Family Food Insecurity Coalition met to discuss how we can work together to support families facing hardships caused by the government shutdown. Here is an aggregated list of all members’ resources and information families should be aware of. MFAN will continue to update this blog post and MilMapSMas we become aware…

DeCA: More than just a grocery story


We’re more than just a grocery store. Your commissary is a constant in your military life no matter where you’re stationed.  We’ve worked hard to help you and your family meet the rigors of military life without needing to worry about if your local grocery store carries that particular brand or food you had when…