The holiday season can be difficult, especially while navigating the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re looking for a way to pay it forward but are unsure how to help, consider donating your time, extra food, or money to a cause that fights food insecurity. Donate today at

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Food insecurity has broad effects on health due to the mental and physical stress that it places on the body. Children are particularly susceptible to the negative impacts of food insecurity because their brains and bodies are still developing. Among children, food insecurity is associated with anemia; asthma; depression and anxiety; cognitive and behavioral problems; and a #higher risk of being hospitalized. #feedourchildren #Healthyalternatives

As many as 160,000 active-duty enlisted service members have difficulty getting enough food.

How is it that thousands of our military are fighting food insecurities when our military is one of the most well-funded institutions? Most Americans don’t realize that 29% of our military are food insecure. Many of these families and individuals depend on Food Banks to eat. In 2008 The Food and Nutrition Act dictated that food allowances count as income in calculating eligibility to receive SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits and this disqualified thousands of military families from receiving this benefit. Why is this still a law?
#feedourmilitary #foodinsecurities #changethelaw