Did you know that 1 in 5 military families in Washington struggle with hunger during the pandemic?

Last month, our Executive Director David Uhl, joined Food Lifeline, MFAN, and Nourish Pierce County for a drive-thru food distribution that served over 500 military and veteran families around Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Lakewood, WA. He was struck by the number of license plates from around the USA, “There were military families stationed in our community from Michigan, Alabama, New York, Texas, and more. The simple truth is that military families should have the support they need when serving our country and beyond.”

The next drive-thru distribution is scheduled for Dec. 11 from 9am-12pm at Clover Park High School in Lakewood, WA. There are volunteer opportunities available on December 10 and 11. To volunteer for this event, please visit milfanet.org/jblmvolunteer. Know a JBLM military family in need of food support? Encourage them to register for FREE at milfanet.org/jblm

As many as 160,000 active-duty service members & their families face food insecurity around the country. Distributing food makes a difference. We can also make a difference by pushing our lawmakers to act to pass a Military Family Basic Needs Allowance: bit.ly/2SEC5vv

To learn more about the WA State Military Family Hunger advocacy campaign, please visit https://foodlifeline.org/militaryfamilyhunger