Military Families in Need of Food Assistance Amid Pandemic

The pandemic has left many Americans unemployed and in need of help getting by and feeding their families, and among the millions trying to stay afloat in this pandemic are America’s service members and their families. This spring, the Armed Services YMCA at Fort Bragg reported a 40 percent increase in grocery requests at their food pantry. And since military families often already receive housing allowances, many of them are ineligible for food assistance. MSNBC’s “American Voices” host Alicia Menendez is joined by Nick Armstrong, the Senior Director for Research and Policy at the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University and Vice Admiral Bill French, the National CEO of the Armed Services YMCA.

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