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Military Family Food Insecurity Coalition

We have been tracking the issues of food insecurity and hunger in the military community for years. Our research consistently shows that military families have been quietly struggling to meet this basic need. In 2019, 1 in 8 of our national survey respondents was experiencing food insecurity. The COVID-19 pandemic has further compounded the issue and the number rose to 1 in 5 in some parts of the country in 2021.

Created in 2018, the Military Family Food Insecurity Coalition (MFFIC) shares research and resources, raises awareness, and develops solutions that alleviate hunger among our military and veteran communities.

The coalition is comprised of military-connected nonprofits, advocacy and education organizations, policymakers, subject matter experts, industry leaders, food banks, and more.

Current participants:

  • American Red Cross
  • Armed Services YMCA
  • Blue Star Families
  • Bob Woodruff Foundation
  • Capital Area Food Bank
  • Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA)
  • Feeding America
  • Foodbank of SE Virginia and the Eastern Shore
  • Food Care Center Killeen
  • Food LifeLine
  • Food Research and Action Center
  • MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger
  • Military Family Advisory Network
  • Military Officers Association of America
  • MJ Simon & Company
  • Mission: Readiness
  • National Association of Counties
  • National Military Family Association
  • National WIC Association
  • Northwest Harvest
  • Nourish Pierce County
  • San Antonio Food Bank
  • UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Unite Us
  • United Way
  • United Service Organization
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Wounded Warrior Project

To learn more or get involved, contact media@mfan.org.