Healthy Military Families Initiative Nutrition and Education Center

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Thanks to our partners, USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia will be launching a healthy food initiative to promote wellness, food, education, and healthy living. Our Healthy Military Families Initiative: Nutrition and Education Center is a new program that offers a unique and holistic approach to healthy eating by providing service members and their families with connections to resources and opportunities in financial wellness, spouse employment, and healthy-eating education.

With the enthusiastic blessing from Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek – Fort Story’s (JEBLCFS) Commanding Officer, we will be re-purposing the JEBLCFS USO center from a weekday lunch counter to a full-scale food resource center; providing emergency food supplies, a monthly distribution of food, and a healthy cooking program organized by ECPI University’s Culinary Institute of Virginia.

Distributions will occur every second and fourth Wednesday of the month between 10 am and 2 pm at our HMFI center on Joint Base Expeditionary Little Creek-Fort Story.. It is located 1t 1604 Amphibious Drive, Virginia Beach, VA near MWR Marina and the Fishing Pier.

In addition, we have engaged in a partnership with Armed Services YMCA to reach as many struggling families as possible, however, support is provided on a resource available basis. Soon, military families will learn to use fresh, whole ingredients on a budget to feed their families better, with less.

Interested in donating to the program? Please see our list of acceptable items for donation.

Would like to learn more about the program? Contact Krystle Lipetzky at klipetzky@uso.org for more information.

Upcoming Events

  1. Healthy Military Families Initiative: Pick-Up 

    Healthy Military Families Initiative Center on JEB Little Creek

    1604 Amphibious Drive Virginia Beach, VA

    Are you looking for guidance for healthier food options on a limited budget? Visit our HMFI center at JEB Little Creek every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, between 10am-2pm for resources and educational material. Open only to active duty, reserve/national g…

    Aug 11th, 2021 10:00 AM EDT (1000Q)

  2. Healthy Military Families Initiative: Pick-Up 

    Healthy Military Families Initiative Center on JEB Little Creek

    1604 Amphibious Drive Virginia Beach, VA

    Are you looking for guidance for healthier food options on a limited budget? Visit our HMFI center at JEB Little Creek every 2nd and 4th Wednesday, between 10am-2pm for resources and educational material. Open only to active duty, reserve/national g…

    Aug 25th, 2021 10:00 AM EDT (1000Q)

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