Why is FFV important?

Veteran Facts:

  • Thirty percent or 730,000 active duty and reserve military personnel have a mental health condition requiring treatment, including PTSD and depression. Less than 50 percent of returning Veterans receive any mental health treatment and the Veterans Administration reports that approximately 20 veterans die by suicide every day.
  • There is a growing number of active duty service members becoming food insecure, relying on SNAP for assistance. In 2018, a study showed that 1.5 million veterans live in a household that completely relies on SNAP to supplement their food intake. 
Sadly, this is an all too common sight in the US. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates that 40,056 veterans are homeless on any given night.

The FFV Process:

As you can see above, there clearly are not enough programs to assist our Veterans. Many Veterans struggle to receive benefits in the first place and often will receive the benefits they’ve earned weeks after being approved. FFV aims to help struggling Veterans when they need assistance – not weeks later. 

If you are a Veteran who has found themselves in need of immediate assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.