Healthy Military Families Initiative Nutrition and Education Center

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Thanks to our partners, USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia has launched a healthy food initiative to promote wellness, food, education, and healthy living. Our Healthy Military Families Initiative: Nutrition and Education Center (HMFI) 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, dependent support/information, and healthy-eating education.

With the enthusiastic blessing from Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek – Fort Story’s (JEBLCFS) Commanding Officer, we have re-purposing the JEBLCFS USO center from a weekday lunch counter to a full-scale resource center; providing emergency supplies, a monthly distribution of food, financial and educational tools, useful life skills, service member and family information and more!

NEW HOURS: Distributions will now occur every Wednesday between 11 am and 5 pm at our HMFI center on Joint Base Expeditionary Little Creek-Fort Story. The center is located at 1604 Amphibious Drive, Virginia Beach, VA (off the fishing pier).

In addition, we have engaged in a partnership with other military organizations across Hampton Roads 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 Christina Wyman at cwyman@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 Wednesday, between 11am-5pm for resources and educational material. Open only to active duty, reserve/national guard, and th…

    Feb 9th, 2022 11:00 AM EST (1100R)

  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 Wednesday, between 11am-5pm for resources and educational material. Open only to active duty, reserve/national guard, and th…

    Feb 23rd, 2022 11:00 AM EST (1100R)

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