Food Stamps For US Soldiers

U.S. Army Soldiers in Iraq by SGT. TIMOTHY KINGSTON is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic
Washington acts perplexed as to why recruitment is nearing a record low.

Food inflation is on the rise across the world, increasing 10.9% in the US over the last year. This marks the largest 12-month spike in food prices since 1979. The food at home index spiked 15.8%, cereals and bakery goods rose 15%, and dairy products rose 14.9% in the past year alone.

Service members who rely on government pay, not adjusted for inflation, are struggling.

This may come as a surprise – the Pentagon believes 24% of enlisted personnel are food insecure. How on Earth could the US expect to maintain a strong military when nearly a quarter of members cannot provide their families with food? The military budget is certainly not hurting for funds.
U.S. Army Soldiers in Iraq by SGT. TIMOTHY KINGSTON is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic