Military families face a number of challenges, but those obstacles can be especially difficult during the holiday season. It's certainly tough spending the season worrying about financial obligations and other concerns common to troops, but Operation Homefront is once again aiming to make things a little easier.
The organization, which provides emergency financial assistance to military families, recently announced that it will be launching its Holiday Meals for Military Program for the fourth time. The initiative aimed to provide military families with all the supplies necessary to celebrate the holiday season without having to worry about costs.
"Military families are not only dealing with the effects of war, but also the current economic difficulties," said Jim Knotts, president and CEO of Operation Homefront. "So often these families are split up during the holiday season from deployments. This year, let's help them bring the celebration home, and show that we are thankful for the sacrifices that they have made for our country."
Organization officials hope to provide families with 5,200 meal kits, which include all the necessary grocery items for a holiday feast. The groceries will be distributed to 17 bases across the country during December.