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Food Insecurity: Resources and Support

Support is available for military families facing food insecurity.

Upcoming Food Distribution Events

The Military Family Advisory Network is hosting food distribution events throughout 2021. Our goal is to provide each family with the equivalent of at least 50 pounds of food per household at each event. We plan these events with your and our volunteers’ safety in mind. You will need to register to secure your spot.

Fort Hood, Texas: Saturday, May 15
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington: Saturday, June 5
Fort Bragg, North Carolina: Saturday, June 12
Hampton Roads, Virginia: Wednesday, June 16

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Check back soon for future events!

 

Resources

Learn more about your eligibility for food support programs:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program that provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day.

Through Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT), eligible school children receive temporary emergency nutrition benefits loaded on EBT cards that they can use to buy food.

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides participates with nutritious foods to supplement diets; information on healthy eating, including breastfeeding promotion and support; and referrals to health care.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal program that provides individuals and families with low incomes with nutrition benefits to buy food at stores.

Find more resources in your community for finances, food, health and well-being, housing, and more at MilMap. Need food now? Click here.

 

Education Events

The heart of our mission at MFAN is connecting military families with the resources in their community that they need in order to thrive. To further that mission, we will launch a virtual educational series — in conjunction with our 1 million meals challenge — explaining how to access food resources in every community, as well as our plan for upcoming food distribution events.

Upcoming Events

Check back here for future webinars on how to access food resources in your community.

Past Events 

P-EBT and Summer Food Service Program in partnership with the Food Research & Action Center. Watch the recording.

 

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