A Twitter chat is like a meeting on Twitter; it has a specific discussion topic and a scheduled start time. Using the hashtag #MilCents at the end of each tweet, MFAN will ask questions to a group of financial experts.
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You can now find free food support all in one place on Google's new Find Food Support site. The site features a Google Maps locator tool to help you find the nearest food bank, food pantry, or school lunch program pickup site in your community. Food insecurity impacts people from all walks of life. According to a recent MFAN survey of military families, one in five families reported experiencing food insecurity.Read more
Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) announced its first phase of community partnership grants with 15 new and existing veteran and military service organizations. WWP's investments expand the resources available to America's injured veterans to help ensure they and their families thrive long-term.Read more
The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated hunger among military families, adding to pressure on bipartisan lawmakers to grant them more federal nutrition assistance. Part of the struggle to address military hunger has been the lack of data, and the hesitancy to even discuss food insecurity. “There is a culture of resilience among us,” said Dr. Shelley Kimball, MFAN's senior director of research and program evaluation and a member of a military family. “We’re maybe not as likely to go seek help, and we’re definitely not going to talk about it.”Read more
A major campaign of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, Hidden Heroes is a multi-year, multi-faceted campaign that brings vital attention to the untold stories of military caregivers and seeks solutions for the tremendous challenges and long-term needs they face.Read more
The Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN) announced its goal of providing the equivalent of 1 million meals to military families nationwide over the next several months. A Facebook Live launching the campaign was hosted by CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell and included participation from several partnering organizations and elected officials.Download
The Military Family Advisory Network said the organization will take a three-pronged approach to deliver support to military families in need. "First, immediate food relief through local partnerships. Secondly, connecting families to ongoing support and resources. Third, conducting research to understand and ultimately address underlying factors that lead to food insecurity among military families," said MFAN president Shannon Razsadin. "This program will provide meaningful impact for families who serve today and those who will follow."Watch