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.
MFAN’s work has been covered in national and local print, broadcast, and digital news. Whether we’re discussing our latest research, introducing the broader public to the modern military family, or weighing in on our lifestyle, we’re committed to responsibly representing military families based on what we see in our research and what we experience firsthand.
“Soldiers and Families remain our number one priority, and food insecurity is a significant issue for some of our team members,” said Lt. Gen. Jody Daniels, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Command. “I want to do all I can to provide solutions to the challenges of food insecurity here and throughout the Army Reserve footprint.”Read more
From the closing segment of ABC World News Tonight with David Muir's November 8, 2021 episode. At the 1:15 mark, discover how MFAN is combatting military family hunger in Killeen, Texas through the 1 Million Meals Challenge thanks to supporters like the Bob Woodruff Foundation.Watch
“We host food distribution events throughout the year for military families, and we have wait lists from families who want to participate,” said Dr. Shelley Kimball, senior director of research and program evaluation. “We see the need with our own eyes."Read more
Citing MFAN research and expert opinion, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) reintroduced the RESOURCES Act of 2021, an effort to help military families’ more easily access their entitled retirement benefits and provide increased financial training within the armed services.Read more
"Food insecurity is a complex issue," said Shannon Razsadin, president and executive director for MFAN, and the nonprofit is conducting extensive research on the underlying issues for military families, and what’s happening in their lives that causes food insecurity. They’re also working to attack the stigma that causes some families to not seek the help they need.Read more
The Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN) has launched the latest iteration of its biennial Military Family Support Programming Survey, a national study that has helped shape the narrative around military life. All active-duty service members, veterans, and their families are encouraged to participate and provide feedback on their experiences.Read more