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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 safety in mind, so you will need to register to secure your spot.

Register for a food distribution event near you!


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 is connecting military families with the resources in their community that they need in order to thrive. To further that mission, we have launched 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

Planning for the Unexpected: A Guide for the Modern Military PCS – Join MFAN and partner MILLIE on Facebook Live on August 25 at 1 p.m. ET for a webinar on this year’s unique PCS season. Learn more and receive a reminder for the event here.

Past Events 

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

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