MAZON is launching a new program, Help our Heroes, to address the growing problem of food insecurity among military families.
We are deeply concerned about the growing number of veterans and active duty military personnel who struggle to put food on the table. And with increasing numbers of servicemen and women scheduled to return from Afghanistan and Iraq, we are likely to see the problem worsen substantially.
MAZON’s Help Our Heroes initiative will address some of the challenges military personnel and veterans face in feeding themselves and their families, specifically with regard to their ability to access federal nutrition assistance programs like SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly “food stamps”). Through this program, MAZON will work with legislators and activists to identify and eliminate the specific barriers that prevent military families from accessing vital safety net programs. We will also engage our national network of grantee partners in this work, providing them with the tools, information and resources they need to better assist military households in their communities.