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Drive-thru food distribution event in Lakewood helps feed over 700 military families

LAKEWOOD, Wash. — Several community organizations came together Saturday morning to help feed Washington’s military families.

The Military Family Advisory Network, Food Lifeline and Nourish Pierce County hosted a free drive-up food distribution event at Clover Park High School in Lakewood, serving more than 700 military families.

“We believe that no family should ever have to worry about how to put food on their table,” said Delia Johnson, Director of Programs at Military Family Advisory Network. “Here in the JBLM area, our partners, Nourish Pierce County and Food Lifeline, are always looking for volunteers.”

All three organizations are a part of the Washington Military Family Coalition, launched by Food Lifeline in 2021, a coalition of organizations working to solve hunger problems for veterans and military families across the state.

One in five military families reported experiencing food insecurity last year, according to a recent survey.