Thursday, August 2, 2012

Help Our Heroes: Removing Barriers for Military Families Struggling With Hunger

This is a guest post from Emily Dingmann, communications manager of MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger:

“Survival was supposed to be about getting home from the conflict. But now survival is about getting fed and having dignity.” (New York study on veteran hunger)

One out of four veterans struggles to put enough food on the table every day.

We at MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger are shocked that so many of our heroes are risking their lives only to return home and find themselves struggling to feed their families.

Our veterans gave us their best and we should do the same for them. We must address the growing problem of food insecurity among veterans and other military families. That’s why we are launching a new program called Help Our Heroes.

Through Help Our Heroes, MAZON will identify the primary barriers military personnel and veterans face in qualifying for federal nutrition programs. Then Mazon will challenge our policymakers to eliminate those obstacles.

In this way the men and women who valiantly represent our interests can get the support they so desperately need. Help our Heroes will fix what is broken in our current system so our returning heroes get the help we can all agree they have earned.

We invite you to get involved in our important work today.

Click here to learn more about Help Our Heroes and MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger.

MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing and alleviating hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds.

Phyllis Zimbler Miller is the author of the novel MRS. LIEUTENANT and the co-author of the eBook technothriller LT. COMMANDER MOLLIE SANDERS. Phyllis is the co-founder of the marketing consulting company Miller Mosaic LLC, which works with clients to attract more business. Read her posts at the company's social media marketing blog.

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