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Ho-Ho-Holiday Food Bags For Military Families!

December 3, 2023

Meals From The Heart partnered with Beyond The Yellow Ribbon for a third year to help Minnesota Service members and their families stretch their grocery budget. In 2021 and 2022, we delivered over 30 tons of groceries to military families.

Grocery prices continue to take a bite out of household budgets. Many families, including our military families, have difficulty stretching their food budget from paycheck to paycheck. The Meals From The Heart Food Box program helps families stretch their food budget by offering a selection of familiar and quality grocery items at substantial savings.

This year, we created a special food bag featuring a variety of popular brands and grocery essentials and some items ideal for holiday meals. With help from our dedicated Meals From The Heart volunteers, Blue Star Mothers of America–Minnesota, and Eagle Brook – Woodbury, we delivered Thanksgiving Food Bags to 300 military families and 275 more Food Bags in December!

The USDA defines food insecurity as the lack of access, at times, to enough food for all household members. Families make trade-offs between basic needs, like housing or transportation, and purchasing nutritionally adequate foods. Service members often experience additional challenges due to the commitments and obligations unique to military life.

Thanks to all the sponsors and volunteers who help make the season a little brighter for Minnesota military families.