On Tuesday, September 20th, we came together to have a discussion, and share tools and resources to bring attention and solutions to food insecurity affecting veterans and their families. Our goal is to help navigate and impact the rising challenges of food insecurity for veterans.
A special thank you to our partners MAZON, and Bob Woodruff Foundation for providing insight, tools, and resources to help us with this initiative. This webinar featured an all-star panel and we are so grateful for their time and their expertise.
In case you missed it, our panel of speakers included:
Moderated by: Kelly Finn Störmer - Combined Arms Institute
Josh Protas - VP Public Policy - MAZON
Jacqueline (Jacki) O’Connor - Management Analyst - SNAP
Dr. Nipa Kamdar - Research Science Specialist & Family Nurse Practitioner
Michael Adamson - Operation Stand Down Tennessee
John Smith - Southeast Regional Manager Combined Arms
Texas Veterans - Mobile Food Pantries
Real-time data from Combined Arms’ innovative technology solution enables the Texas Veterans Network to meet the immediate needs of Texas’s veteran and military communities. We observed a staggering 442% increase in food assistance requests in early 2022 and partnered with Galveston County Food Bank to host a monthly mobile food pantry in partnership with Bob Woodruff Foundation, The Connection Church, Associated Credit Union Of Texas, Galveston County Food Bank, and Houston Veteran Affairs targeting veteran & military families. To date, we’ve served 2,461 individuals, including 584 veterans, through our monthly Galveston County Monthly Veteran Food Pantry and will be expanding our veteran & military-focused food pantries across Houston in the coming weeks. Learn more and register for our upcoming Veteran Mobile Food Pantries here.
Click here to watch and share the Veteran Food Insecurity webinar.