Office of Rep. Marilyn Strickland announcement.
Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland (WA-10) was awarded Food Lifeline’s 2021 Legislative Champion Award for her efforts to put an end to military family hunger. Strickland co-led and secured language from the Military Family Hunger Prevention Act of 2021 into law to help servicemembers and their families make ends meet. As a result, qualified service members will begin to receive a basic needs allowance that adjusts for high-cost areas, and the Department of Defense will conduct a study on food insecurity in the Armed Forces.
“Food Lifeline represents a helping hand to so many families in our community who are struggling to put food on the table, especially as we continue to battle COVID-19,” said Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland. “I am honored to receive the 2021 Legislative Champion Award and look forward to continuing to work with Food Lifeline until every member of our community has their basic needs met.”
“With her bill and leadership, Congresswoman Strickland inspired her colleagues and community to take action,” said Food Lifeline CEO, Linda Nageotte. “This launched a movement in Washington to end military family hunger – and it’s working! This is a great example of how making strategic systemic change creates positive outcomes for people facing hunger. We’re proud to recognize her for being our champion.”
Learn more about the Legislative Champion Award.
Brian Borgelt says
In my years of military service, and the decades I’ve spent associating with military families, I’ve never witnessed hunger as being a problem unless there was a habit or spending priority that took from the food budget. Even then I never saw starving kids or anything close to that.
This sounds like yet another manufactured crisis and a reason to reach again into the treasury for another program run by self-proclaimed heros.
Hunger in America is nothing but misplaced priorities.
Have we really gotten so soft that we believe otherwise?
The only people I see starving in America – and I’ve seen it all – are street addicts and people running on treadmills.
In Ranger school, as we were running on fewer calories than our bodies were burning thru, the commander came in and told us, “A little burn in your belly will do you good”.
He was right.
Orwell wrote,”We sleep soundly in our beds, because rough men stand ready in the night to do violence on those who would harm us”.
Instead of another scoop on the self-licking icecream cone, America could use a little more burn in her belly.