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FRAC's 2018 Annual Benefit Dinner
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
The Mayflower Hotel
Washington, D.C.

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Proceeds of FRAC’s annual dinner benefit our Campaign to End Childhood Hunger, which has achieved major gains in feeding low-income children in communities throughout the United States. The Campaign has had remarkable successes over the years, building the reach, quality, and effectiveness of programs across the board – School Breakfast, School Lunch, Summer Food, Afterschool Meals and Snacks, WIC, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, and SNAP/Food Stamps.

Latest Report

Afterschool Suppers Reduce Childhood Hunger and Promote Healthy Growth and Development
Nearly 1.1 million low-income children benefited from afterschool suppers in October 2016, up from just 200,000 children in October 2011, according to the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) new Afterschool Suppers: A Snapshot of Participation.
Afterschool Suppers
Afterschool Nutrition Programs play a key role in reducing hunger and supporting quality afterschool enrichment programs

FRAC Chat

Apr 04, 2018
Jim Weill

FRAC has joined with a diverse group of national organizations to launch the Opportunity Starts at Home campaign to expand affordable housing options for America’s most vulnerable communities.

Mar 26, 2018
Clarissa Hayes

Once school lets out for the day, many children from struggling households face the possibility of going hungry until they are back at school for breakfast. Tight family budgets and parents’ work schedules can mean students will leave school without knowing supper is guaranteed at home.

Recent Publications & Data

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  • Fact Sheet

    At the end of the community eligibility four-year cycle, school districts must reestablish their identified student percentage (ISP) to continue operating community eligibility. Those that no longer meet the 40 percent-eligibility threshold, but have an ISP of at least 30 percent, can continue to operate community eligibility for an additional year, called the “grace year.”

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  • Fact Sheet

    The School Breakfast Program ensures 12.1 million low-income students across the country start their school day ready to learn. School breakfast is particularly important for low-income students in rural communities who are more likely than their peers in metropolitan areas to live in food-insecure households, and, who often face additional barriers to accessing the program.

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  • Report

    Monthly SNAP data reports for 2018.

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  • Fact Sheet

    The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the nation’s first line of defense against hunger, is critically important for rural America. In addition to improving the food security, health, and well-being of participating families, federal SNAP dollars stimulate rural economies through assistance that goes directly to struggling families to purchase food.

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