End Military Hunger Now Use this toolkit to join MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger in taking action today to end military hunger.

America's service members and their families make great sacrifices to fight for our freedom, yet many struggle to put food on the table. MAZON is fighting to ensure they have freedom from hunger.

You can join us in this fight. Make your voice heard by sharing on social media and urging Congress to support military families today.

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Learn About Hunger Among Military Families

MAZON’s groundbreaking report, “Hunger in the Military: Food Insecurity Among Military Families in the U.S.” documents the unique food security challenges facing military families and outlines several recommendations for meaningful, systemic solutions.

Learn more about the persistent barriers military families face in this investigative reporting from Newsy:

Food pantries support military families on or near every military installation in the United States.

By the Department of Defense's own estimate, 24% of active duty servicemembers experience food insecurity. However, the data publicly available from both government and military interest group surveys indicate that the scope of the crisis is broad and affects military families across the country. Inflation and rising prices have further exacerbated the challenges.

In the coming months, Congress will turn its attention to the 2023 Farm Bill, which authorizes programs like SNAP.

This is an important opportunity to ensure that all people, including military families, can access SNAP. The Department of Defense's roadmap to strengthening food security is an important step, but much more must be done by the Administration and Congress.

Addressing military hunger is a matter of readiness, retention, and recruitment.

Learn more about food insecurity among military families and read all of our recommendations in the full report. You can also read the stories of service members like Gabriel and military families like Ashley's, who faced food insecurity.

Take Action

Right now, Congress must pass the bipartisan Military Family Nutrition Access Act. Please join us in urging Congress to take immediate action to resolve this shameful and long-overlooked problem – follow the button below to send a message to your Member of Congress today.

This is a unique opportunity for Congress to address military hunger and your message can make an impact.

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