Military families move every two and a half years on average. Frequent moves offer incredible benefits, like travel and cultural competency. But, as identified in our research findings, these moves also present challenges to families’ financial stability and emotional well-being as they settle into their new community. MFAN is committed to standing with military families every step of their journey.
Through our PCS Pantry Restock Box, we hope to alleviate some of the burden families experience during a military move.
Current Fort Cavazos partners
Armed Services YMCA
Armed Services YMCA enhances the lives of service members and their families in spirit, mind, and body through programs relevant to the challenges of military life. While their focus is on strengthening military families, Armed Services YMCA Killeen empowers everyone, no matter who they are or where they’re from, by ensuring access to resources, relationships, and opportunities for all to learn, grow, and thrive.
Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors
Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinics at Endeavors provides in-person and virtual high-quality, accessible, and integrated mental health care to veterans, regardless of role while in uniform, discharge status, or combat experience, active duty service members (with a TRICARE referral), and military families. As providers, Cohen Clinics help with support and referrals for related needs, including employment, housing, financial assistance, legal issues, and education.
Food Care Center
Food Care Center has been ‘standing in the gap created by hunger” in the community for over 36 years. Families can visit during business hours and receive, at no charge, a variety of grocery items including canned and packaged goods, bakery items, meats, dairy, and fresh produce.
The PCS Pantry Restock Box is the first phase of the MFANetwork, our collaborative approach to strengthening military family wellness and ensuring military families have the resources they need at every phase of their journey. If you are located in or around Fort Cavazos, Texas, please help spread the word to as many families as possible.
If you are an organization that supports military families stationed at Fort Cavazos and would like to discuss opportunities to become a distribution partner, please contact us at email@example.com.
Our entire military community benefits when we work together! Use the materials below to help spread the word about the MFANetwork and ensure we reach as many families as possible.
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Hashtag: Share the program with others and show off your PCS Pantry Restock Box by using #MFANetwork
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Below are sample social media posts to help you share the #MFANetwork and PCS Pantry Restock Box with your networks. These pair well with the graphics below and are ready to copy, paste, and post. To help amplify your messaging, please tag MFAN and our distribution partners in your post. Feel free to customize and make them your own!
Calling all #milfams! Have you PCS’d to Fort Cavazos in the past 90 days? @Military Family Advisory Network wants to help fill your pantry! Visit a partner location at the Cohen Clinic, ASYMCA Killeen, or Food Care Center to receive your PCS Pantry Restock Box today! #MFANetwork
New to Fort Cavazos? If you’ve arrived in the past 90 days, click the link below to learn more about @Military Family Advisory Network’s PCS Pantry Restock Box and how you can get yours today! #MFANetwork
Subject: MFAN wants to stock your pantry!
Military families like yours move every two and a half years on average. Frequent moves offer incredible benefits, like travel and cultural competency, but also present financial and well-being challenges as military families settle into their new community. MFAN is committed to standing with military families every step of their journey. Through the PCS Pantry Restock Box, they hope to relieve some of the stress and loneliness families experience during a military move.
The PCS Pantry Restock Boxes include various household items and pantry staples to help families offset the expenses of a military move and settle into their new homes. These kits also provide opportunities for military families to share more about the resources they are looking for in their new community and facilitate curated virtual programming and resource connection.
If you or someone you know are a military family who has moved to the Fort Cavazos community in the past 90 days, visit mfan.org/thenetwork to learn how to pick up your PCS Pantry Restock Box today!
Are you a military family who has just arrived at Fort Cavazos? MFAN is here to support you every step of the way as you settle into your new home. Through the PCS Pantry Restock Box program, MFAN and their partners are providing household items and pantry staples to help families offset the expenses of a military move and make the process a little bit easier. If you have moved to Fort Cavazos in the past 90 days, visit mfan.org/thenetwork to learn how to pick up your PCS Pantry Restock Box today!