Thousands of military families struggle with food insecurity

  • Brooklyn Pittman talks as she sits in her car with her dogs after receiving food from an Armed Services YMCA food distribution, Oct. 28, 2021, in San Diego. As many of 160,000 active duty military members are having trouble feeding their families, according to Feeding America, which coordinates the work of more than 200 food banks around the country. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

SAN DIEGO — It’s a hidden crisis that has existed for years inside one of the most well-funded institutions on the planet and has only worsened during the coronavirus pandemic. As many as 160,000 active-duty military members are having trouble feeding their families.

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