Food Insecurity | Bob Woodruff Foundation

Fighting veteran food insecurity

The Bob Woodruff Foundation, in collaboration with our craigstable partners and our Got Your 6 Network, invests solutions to end veteran food insecurity.

The $25 million Craig Newmark Philanthropies has devoted to combating food insecurity is directly supporting craigstable, an expanding network of organizations working together to address the issues of rising food security and hunger in America. The cohort of experts are collaborating to tackle a clear but complex challenge – how to feed hungry Americans now and how to build food security for every American in the long term.

The network, guided by the Bob Woodruff Foundation, includes DC Central Kitchen, FareStart, Feeding America, God’s Love We Deliver, and World Central Kitchen. Within this group, the Bob Woodruff Foundation is specifically working to address veteran food insecurity, ensuring veterans’ needs are represented in the ongoing national dialogues about food insecurity/foodscarcity, and integrating those efforts with ongoing food security efforts and analysis around the country.

Impact Stories
Army Veteran Eases the Transition to Civilian Life
Retired Command Sergeant Major Al Lampkins knows a thing or two about service. After 31 years in the Army, Lampkins is now the Sandhills Region Community Network Director at Veterans… Read More
Impact Stories
Army Veteran Opens Community Kitchen to Continue Passion for Serving
A brown paper bag holding a cup of soup and a sandwich – that’s what ignited a passion for service in Mercedes Kirkland-Doyle, the founder and executive director of The… Read More
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Supporting Military Families Through the Armed Services YMCA’s Programs for Children
The Armed Services YMCA, a partner of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, provides free and low-cost programs and services for military families.
Impact Stories
Miami Dolphins partner with Bob Woodruff Foundation to address veterans food insecurity
Through our NFL-BWF partnership, the Bob Woodruff Foundation funded Volunteers of America of Florida to provide a food drive in Miami, Florida for veterans and their families.
Our Top 5 Stories of 2021
As we reflect on 2021, we are awed by the incredible stories of resilience from our community. Through a continued global pandemic, defined by urgent issues from food insecurity to… Read More
Impact Stories
BWF Grantee Food Bank For New York City Holds Food Distribution Event in Queens Ahead of Thanksgiving
Food insecurity for our veterans is never acceptable, but it is especially egregious during the holiday season.  With the support of Craig Newmark Philanthropies, The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) has… Read More
Press Room
Fighting Food Insecurity: Bob & Lee Woodruff join World News Tonight to share how BWF is helping military and veteran families
World News Tonight featured the Bob Woodruff Foundation to talk about our enduring support of the military and veteran community while shining a light on the work we’ve done in… Read More
Food Insecurity
Fighting Food Insecurity: Bob & Lee Woodruff join GMA3 to share how BWF is helping military and veteran families
Bob and Lee Woodruff, co-founders of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, are featured on GMA3 to discuss why 1 in 5 military families face Food Insecurity and how BWF is committed… Read More
Impact Stories
BWF’s Keith Whitcomb Volunteers at MFAN Event to Help Veterans Facing Food Insecurity
No one should ever have to face food insecurity, especially our veterans. Thankfully, the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) has partners like the Military Advisory Family Network (MFAN) working to take… Read More
Impact Stories
Craig Newmark’s Generosity Addressing Veteran Food Insecurity Head-on
Craig Newmark Philanthropies (CNP) is continuing to address food insecurity for veterans. We wanted to share two of the many stories made possible by CNP funding.Greater Miami Valley MyVeteran Community… Read More
Got Your 6
Craig Newmark’s “Craigstable” Continues to Help Veterans Nationwide
Through the “Craigstable” initiative, Craig Newmark Philanthropies (CNP), with support from the Bob Woodruff Foundation, FareStart, Feeding America, God’s Love We Deliver, World Central Kitchen, and DC Central Kitchen, is working to end food insecurity in… Read More

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