2023 United to Combat Hunger Initiative
Did you know your Post or Auxiliary for a grant simply by helping with this important initiative? Download the 2023 Overview and Grant Application below. Scroll down for more details.
Veterans Face Food Insecurity During COVID-19 Pandemic
For families already struggling to put food on the table, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a far-reaching impact on Americans across the country, ranging from job loss to food insecurity. Not being able to have access to enough nutritionally adequate foods to live an active and healthy life is something no one should have to worry about, including our nation’s service men and women.
Defined as a lack of consistent access to enough food for every person in a household to live an active, healthy life, food insecurity is a problem that may affect 1 in 8 people in America, and 25 percent of active-duty military and Reserve members have had to rely on food bank donations to feed their families. A recent survey from Blue Star Families identified that 14% of enlisted, active-duty household respondents reported facing difficulty putting food on the table in the previous year.
The VFW and Humana think this is completely unacceptable, and we need YOUR help supporting the "Uniting to Combat Hunger" (UTCH) campaign to fight food insecurity and strike a knock-out blow against hunger for good.
Read more at Uniting to Combat Hunger - VFW