Why so many veterans go hungry — and VA’s new plan to fix it

by Caitlin Dewey

Photo: Greg Stegall and Military Share in 2016 [Jim T. Ryan, Perry County Times]

A first-of-its-kind program of the Department of Veterans Affairs will screen all vets who visit its health-care facilities for hunger, asking them whether they’ve struggled to afford food in the past three months. Many veterans are reluctant to reach out for help and those with disabilities, mental illness, or who are homeless are particularly vulnerable.

  • World Hunger Education
    Service
    P.O. Box 29015
    Washington, D.C. 20017
  • For the past 40 years, since its founding in 1976, the mission of World Hunger Education Service is to undertake programs, including Hunger Notes, that
    • Educate the general public and target groups about the extent and causes of hunger and malnutrition in the United States and the world
    • Advance comprehension which integrates ethical, religious, social, economic, political, and scientific perspectives on the world food problem
    • Facilitate communication and networking among those who are working for solutions
    • Promote individual and collective commitments to sustainable hunger solutions.

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