White House Hunger Conference

Millions of Americans are affected by food insecurity, lacking reliable access to healthy, safe, and affordable food. The toll of hunger is not distributed equally, disproportionately impacting underserved communities like military and veteran families.

On September 28, 2022, the Biden-Harris Administration hosted the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, the first of its kind in more than 50 years. This conference brought together diverse perspectives to discuss the national strategy to end hunger by 2030.

MFAN was privileged to be the sole MSO/VSO invited to participate in the programming. Our president and executive director, Shannon Razsadin, participated on the panel, “Nourishing Brighter Futures: Ensuring affordable food for all children and families.” She shared the impact that food insecurity has on the military community, acknowledging the added barriers they face as a result of a life in service.

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Learn more about this historic event, review the Biden-Harris administration’s strategy to end hunger by 2030, and watch the panel discussion.

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“Sadly, too many military families struggle in silence and don’t seek help. We must lessen stigma, promote help-seeking behavior, and remove barriers to food and nutrition assistance. And we must continue to tell these stories so that families know they aren’t alone. We have more momentum than ever on a solvable problem. Now is the time to act.”

– Shannon Razsadin, MFAN President and Executive Director

Back to the 2022 Annual Report

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2022 Annual Report