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Research indicates working-age veterans have a 7.4% higher risk of experiencing food insecurity compared to non-veterans. That statistic is even higher for disabled vets.

  • Caitlin Welsh, director of the Global Food Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said there are national and regional programs that help but that she would also recommend examining which veteran populations are the most food insecure and ensure the resources reach them through specific targeting.
  • Welsh said the most significant factor contributing to veteran food insecurity is the higher rate of disability and physical and mental health challenges among veterans.
  • She said younger veterans, who are often supporting families, and female veterans are more likely to be food insecure.

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