Year in Review

MFAN in Photos – 2022

December 21, 2022

This is the story of 2022 told through the universal language of photography. Individually, these photos capture moments frozen in time – obstacles overcome, lessons learned, and milestones achieved. Collectively, they weave together the narrative of the military and veteran families we serve.


This collection personifies our mission and amplifies the voices of our diverse military-connected community — active duty service members, veterans, wounded warriors, Guard/Reserve members, spouses, children, survivors, caregivers, retirees, and more. It is equally a representation of the year’s events and a tribute to each.

Volunteers bring the energy at a food distribution near Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington on June 25. In 2022, MFAN and our partners distributed 495,000 meals to over 5,000 military households through the Combat Military Hunger initiative.
The 2021-23 Advisory Board cohort gathers at the 2022 Solutions Summit on July 15. MFAN’s Advisory Board is a group of military and veteran spouses who are leaders and advocates in their communities. Advisors bring unique backgrounds to the table, giving MFAN a fuller understanding of what military families truly need and value.
An active duty service member in a face covering marks the time and place of our work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
MFAN recognizes partners of the 1 Million Meals Challenge and outlines continued plans to combat military hunger at a reception in Washington, D.C. on March 10. Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine, host of Food Network’s Restaurant: Impossible, supported the cause through the Robert Irvine Foundation.
MFAN’s President & Executive Director Shannon Razsadin (second from right) speaks at the historic White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, & Health in Washington, D.C. on September 28. Mrs. Razsadin helped to ensure military families were represented in the plan to end hunger in America and reiterated that we must lessen stigma, promote help-seeking behavior, and remove barriers to food and nutrition assistance.
Members of a military family hang a banner at an MFAN event in Norfolk, Virginia in May 2022.
Changemakers convene in our nation’s capital from July 14-16 for the 2021 Military Family Support Programming Survey data release and 2022 Solutions Summit.
MFAN staff attends the signing of the Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT Act) into law by President Biden at a White House event on August 10.
MFAN alumnae Ingrid Herrera-Yee, Ph.D. (Army Reserve spouse) and Lidesyan McKinney (Navy veteran, former Navy spouse) share their experiences regarding military family well-being at the 2021 Military Family Support Programming Survey data release on July 14.
Patricia Barron, DoD’s Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy, provides keynote remarks at MFAN’s Solutions Summit luncheon.
An aerial shot captures the scale of one of MFAN’s eight food distributions held in 2022.

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Derek Doyle

Director of Public Affairs
Derek leads the creation and implementation of MFAN’s external-facing communication strategies – including content creation, media relat…
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