When the bell rang in June to mark the end of the school year, children from low-income families in North Carolina lost access to the school meals they relied on during the school year. The Summer Nutrition Programs help close this gap by providing free meals to eligible children 18 and under at YMCAs, schools, churches, and libraries, among other safe sites, across the state. Not only do children stave off hunger as a result of summer meals, they also benefit from educational and recreational activities offered at the sites that keep them active, engaged, and better prepared to return to the classroom in the fall.
Too many seniors face challenges that get in the way of aging well. One of those challenges is not getting adequate nutrition, and, in some cases, having to choose between food and medicine.
Stay informed with FRAC’s latest research, reports, and other resources that will help anti-hunger advocates keep up the good fight this summer and all year long.
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- Fact Sheet
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides low-income pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children up to 5 years old with nutritious foods, nutrition education, and improved access to health care. Along with other social safety net programs, WIC is a buffer against the harmful impacts of economic hardship and is responsive to increased need during economic downturns in rural communities.Read more
This guide is intended to help nonprofits working to end hunger get started in planning and carrying out simple, effective nonpartisan election-related activities.Find out more
- Fact Sheet
Every day, school nutrition departments across the country provide healthy meals to children to fuel their minds and bodies. FRAC has a variety of resources to help school districts boost participation in school breakfast and lunch and implement strong afterschool and summer nutrition programs that maximize federal child nutrition funding.Read more
- Advocacy Tool
FRAC’s resources for advocacy efforts supporting SNAP in the Farm Bill.Read more