American Red Cross

The American Red Cross works in partnership with military aid societies to provide quality, reliable financial assistance to eligible applicants 24/7/365. Assistance can include funds for emergency travel, burial of a loved one, emergency food and shelter, etc, for active duty, activated Guard and Reserve, and their immediate families, and retirees and their spouses  Financial Assistance for Military Families | American Red Cross

Military OneSource

Veteran Organizations (also serves military personnel and families)

  • American Legion Troop and Family Support Center – Temporary Financial Assistance  How to Apply for Temporary Financial Assistance | The American Legion

  • The National Association of County Veterans Service Officers: you ca be linked to the nearest Country Veteran Service Officer, by selecting what state you reside in, and can provide emergency support, VA assistance and more:  Find Service Officers (

  • Veteran Service Organizations: The VA has a compilation of Veteran Service Organizations

  • The VFW Unmet Needs is there to help America’s military families who have run into unexpected financial difficulties as a result of deployment or other military-related activity or injury. The program provides financial aid grants of up to $1,500 to assist with basic life needs in the form of a grant – not a loan – so no repayment is required.  Financial Grants – VFW

Military Family Advisory Network

Connects military families to the resources, people, and information they depend on to successfully navigate all phases of military life. You can see the ways they are Combat[ing] Military Hunger by visiting their website.

  • MFAN will host military food assistance events in September and October 2022. Register for one near you here.

Blue Star Families

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, and have a wealth of resources and information:   Food Insecurity Resources – Blue Star Families

Financial resources that will help you navigate life as a military or Veteran family. JPMorgan Chase Bank Presents: Blue Star Families Financial Resource List – Blue Star Families