A report by Feeding America says 160,000 active-duty military members are having trouble feeding their families.
Food insecurity increased across the country for many during the pandemic. But activists say it's existed for years primarily among junior-level enlisted service members.
In addition to low-level pay and frequently being reassigned, military spouses have a hard time keeping a job.
And thousands of needy military families are prevented from getting food stamps due to an obscure Agriculture Department rule.