Nourish the Service

Addressing food insecurity in military and veteran families.



Food insecurity is a complicated issue, and several factors give rise to its prevalence across all military- and Veteran-connected families - no matter their rank. Research is just now starting to catch up to what is already known:

The unique challenges that service members, past and present, and their families face - from spouse un- and underemployment, to child care costs, student loans, and out-of-pocket living expenses - contribute to the complexities that lead to the inaccessibility of nutritious foods.

That is why Blue Star Families is committed to making food insecurity a thing of the past by rallying around military and Veteran families, delivering military and civilian resources to those in need and empowering them to thrive.

Nourish The Service Articles

New Year, New Opportunity to Prepare for the Unexpected

December 30, 2022

For military families, the uncertainty of frequent moves, deployments, and other unexpected events can make saving for the future feel like a never-ending obstacle. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways…

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One Way Veteran & Military Families Can Save Big on Your Holiday Groceries at Amazon

December 1, 2022

Did you know? In a 2020 study, one in seven enlisted military families reported experiencing food insecurity. Now more than ever, with the rising cost of food and the expensive…

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Collective Generosity on Giving Tuesday Helps Combat Food Insecurity

November 2, 2022

This year’s #GivingTuesday campaign is an opportunity to contribute to military families facing food insecurity so they can provide nutritious meals for their families and fulfill their mission. Help us…

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5 Quick and Cost-Friendly Meals Military Families Will Love

October 4, 2022

According to the 2020 Military Family Lifestyle Survey, more than 10% of military family respondents reported having difficulty putting food on the table, citing lack of time and money as…

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How Eating Together Improves Nourishment & Connection

September 16, 2022

Between working late, kids activities, and other obligations, a packed family schedule may mean less time to sit down and have a meal together. For military families, that time to…

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Saving Money During Back-to-School Season

August 19, 2022

Many families are feeling stressed and financially strained by inflation and supply chain issues. Amid these challenges, families are prioritizing back-to-school spending. In fact, the National Retail Federation estimates that…

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