Meals From The Heart Teams Up With Beyond The Yellow Ribbon And Building Healthy Military Communities To Provide 1,000 Holiday Food Boxes To Military Families Throughout Minnesota.
This holiday season Meals From The Heart is working with two great military organizations to help ensure that military and their families can enjoy traditional holiday meals at home. With a slight modification to the Meals From The Heart FOOD BOX program, volunteers are filling over 1,100 grocery bags loaded with traditional holiday and seasonal food items to distribute to military families for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
As prices increase at the grocery stores, many families, including our military families, have a difficult time stretching their food budget to last until their next paycheck. A report presented by the Senate Appropriations Committee last month reveals that one in eight military families were food insecure prior to the pandemic and this number has now grown to one in five.