141: "Look for community and resources. The worst thing that you can do is isolate yourself when there's something you're struggling with." Food insecurity advocacy with Heather Campbell
From a civilian standpoint, one may assume that military families are "taken care of." But PCS moves, spouse unemployment (or under employment), growing families, and unexpected expenses are some of the main factors that can cause food insecurities for military families. Thanks to her background as a registered dietitian, Heather Campbell knew how to feed her family on a tight budget. She realized that other families were also experiencing financial difficulties. She shared her knowledge, which led her to volunteer more of her time, to now food insecurity advocacy. Heather discusses the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022, unspoken burdens of military families, the importance of building community, and much more.
Connect with Heather Campbell
- National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/4350
- National Military Spouse Network https://www.nationalmilitaryspousenetwork.org/
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