United Service Organizations (USO)
Fighting Food Insecurity
A 2019 Military Family Advisory Network study found that 9% of active-duty family members were experiencing food insecurity. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, as many as 40% of veterans and military families have experienced food insecurity. The goal of USO emergency food programing relief is to provide as many meals as possible to service members and military families. With this BWF award, USO will decrease hunger for at least 2,000 military households monthly through a combination of food pantries, mobile farmers’ markets, mobile truck food service, mobile food delivery, and non-contact drive-thru pick up programming. This investment will support USO San Diego, USO Jacksonville, USO Great Lakes, USO South Texas, USO of Metropolitan New York, USO El Paso, USO Hawaii, and mobile USOs.