In 2022, MFAN continued to respond to the immediate needs of military-connected families facing food insecurity by hosting eight food distributions across the country. These community events bring together industry partners, local food banks, and volunteers to provide bundles of nutritious food and household goods to service members, veterans, and their families — all at no cost to the recipients.
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In the ever-changing landscape of food delivery, which has been exacerbated by inflation and supply chain challenges, we know that one organization cannot stand up to hunger alone. We understood the importance of prioritizing long-term solutions to fighting food insecurity among the ranks.
In April 2022, MFAN launched a task force to identify the most efficient, scalable, and sustainable method of delivering food directly into the hands of military families. This task force consists of food distributors, suppliers, and sales teams, working towards the goal of identifying, designing, and launching a model that will allow for client dignity, elimination of stigma, broader reach, and minimal barriers to access.
Founding participants include American Logistics Association, Coastal Pacific Food Distributors, Coast Produce Company, Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA), EURPAC, Kellogg’s, Military Resale Small Business Coalition (MRSBC), Nestlé USA, Robert Irvine Foods, SpartanNash, and Tyson Foods.
You can help military and veteran families facing food insecurity by visiting combatmilitaryhunger.org.