Addressing Military Family Hunger

In Washington state, as many as 1 in 5 military households are facing food insecurity during the pandemic. That’s why we’ve launched a statewide advocacy campaign to solve hunger problems for veterans and military families.

The WA Military Family Hunger advocacy campaign aims to unite people and organizations all across Washington in support of veterans and our more than 160,000 service members, reservist, and their families that live in and around the state’s 6 active duty military bases.

We are asking you to join this campaign and help us make systemic change so these families never go hungry. Become an advocate and help us pass key legislation like the Military Dependents School Meal Eligibility Act, H.R.6227. Help us add to our success, like our recent win passing a federal Military Family Basic Needs Allowance in 2021. And there’s more we can do at the state level.

Thank you to the following organizations for joining this campaign:

Co-Sponsors of the Military Dependents School Meal Eligibility Act, H.R.6227

  • Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-5) (Original cosponsor)
  • Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland (WA-10)
  • Congressman Derek Kilmer (WA-6)
  • Congresswoman Kim Schrier (WA-8)

Learn More About Our Military Advocacy

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Cathy McMorris Rodgers Introduces Military Dependents School Meal Eligibility Act

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Virtual Town Halls Explore Hunger & Military Families

Blog Post

A Win For Military Families Experiencing Food Insecurity