Military family food insecurity and financial stability have garnered the attention of the Department of Defense (DoD) and Congress. Financial instability and food insecurity not only impact the daily lives of service members—they further have the potential to impact military readiness and recruitment. As DoD, the services, and Congress determine the way ahead, what factors should be considered?
On Thursday, June 23, CNAS hosted a virtual panel with key service providers, decision makers, and researchers addressing military family food insecurity and financial stability.
Rear Adm. Charles Williams (USN, Ret), Chief Operating and Programs Officer, Armed Services YMCA.
Dr. Jessica Strong, Co-Director of Applied Research, Blue Star Families.