Did you know? It will be a hard winter for Military Families Struggling to Afford Even the Basic Needs
Approximately 106,000 active duty soldiers
live in the DC Metro area. And everyday more families flock to the
Walter Reed and Fort Belvoir Hospitals to be with their Wounded Warriors.
Military families continue to move into the area as their loved one is
Deployed from area installations like Fort Meade, APG, Andrews, Bolling and
more. The DC Metro Chapter serves wounded warriors and Military families
located near 17 area installations and at National Guard armories and Reserve
We need your help to make this year a better one for our
Military Families. We have several programs right now that you can
participate in or simply making a donation
will go a long way.
You can Make a CONNECTION
like the Boice/Metcalf family did.
You can be a Call
You can go to our Current
And select from a number of Needs
Army - Wounded Warrior in need of Zero-Gravity
Falling behind while waiting for Pay
Issues to be Resolved
Army - Wounded in
Afghanistan, Warrior needs to avoid Eviction
Marine - Wounded in Combat in need of car repairs
Marine - Specialized Computer Needed to Continue
Army - Wounded Service Member needs
help with Car Repairs
Army - Wounded Warrior
needs help with Struggles of Everyday life
Stork is Coming!
Military Families Struggle to
Like Old Mother Hubbard Some
Military Families' Cupboards are Bare...
Building the Emergency Financial Assistance Fund one
dollar at a time
You can make a donation in
memory of or honor of - at our Donate
Food costs in the DC Metro area for a
family of four is about $868 per month based on figures from the USDA Low Cost
Food plan. This figure assumes that families prepare and eat all meals at
According to the Defense Commissary Agency, food
stamp usage at on-post commissaries has risen from about $285,000 in 2001 to
$1.4 million in 2011.
Operation Homefront uses grocery
gift cards to assist families in crisis; typically $100 for a week's worth of
The DC Metro Chapter collects cards during
the holidays to distribute all year long. Our supplies are running low. You
can help replenish our supply with the purchase of a grocery gift card or by
organizing a gift card drive through your church, community organization,
school or workplace.
Contact the chapter at email@example.com
if you are interested.
According to a 2011 report
by Kiplinger's, the DC Metro region has the 6th highest cost of living
in the United States. The DC Metro Chapter targets our services to the lowest
earning E1 through E6 ranking service members who earn base salaries of
$17,604 - $31,644 per year. You can help ease the stress on a
military family needing food assistance by donating to Operation
Homefront DC Metro Chapter. The chapter provides food assistance to
active duty families struggling to make ends meet.
or someone you know needs assistance, apply on our website