This Memorial Day Weekend, we are reminded of a man we met at a food pantry. It was located in a relatively affluent area. There were all kinds of people there, but one man stood out among the rest. He quietly slid into line to pick up food without saying a word. A few minutes later, we walked up to him to ask him to share his story. He was a full time Navy recruiter he said.
Because of his position, he was hesitant to speak out about much more, but he did say he had four kids and a wife at home and despite working hard – he didn’t make enough to support them without extra help.
The fact is, hunger doesn’t discriminate. Working, sick, serving or retired, tough times can strike us all. According to Feeding America’s Hunger in America 2014 study, the use of food assistance is widespread across America.
Throughout Memorial Day Weekend you can support our troops in a way you have never thought of. Did you know 25% of military families seek food aid? Our partner agencies are serving these families daily. Know that when you use TangoTab, you are also supporting the men and women that have served our country.