On The Hill
- ACTION ON SENATE CNR: Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act of 2016 (S. 3136)Senate Bill: The Senate Agriculture Committee, who has jurisdiction over the reauthorization in the Senate, voted its version of the bill “Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act of 2016” (S. 3136) out of committee in January 2016. No further action has taken place on the bill.
- ACTION ON HOUSE CNR: Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016 (H.R. 5003)The House Education & the Workforce Committee, who has jurisdiction over reauthorization in the House of Representatives, voted its version of the bill “Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016” (H.R. 5003) out of committee in May 2016. No further action has taken place on the bill.
Recent Publications & DataSee More Resources
This toolkit, from FRAC and the AARP Foundation, offers practical tips and examples to help organizations of all sizes address food insecurity in all types of communities with a goal of increasing senior SNAP participation. The toolkit walks through the basics of SNAP, and then provides practical resources to help organizations craft successful programs of education, outreach, and application assistance. It includes real examples of collateral and messages that have worked in communities across the nation, and offers strategies on how to measure success.Download the toolkit
- Fact Sheet
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Education have adopted policies so that individual income data is no longer needed for districts with community eligibility schools to participate in federal programs. But some states continue to require this data to determine state education funding allocations, and some districts choose to collect this data for other purposes, including monitoring student achievement or determining who receives waivers from school district fees.Read more
- ReportSchool Breakfast After the Bell: Equipping Students for Academic Success – Secondary School Principals Share What Works
This report highlights the experiences of 105 secondary school principals from 67 districts that have integrated breakfast as a part of the school day by implementing a breakfast after the bell program, and provides insights into program benefits and best practices regarding how to launch a similar program. From the Food Research & Action Center and National Association of Secondary School Principals.Read the report
SNAP Monthly Data for October 2016 – 1-Month Change, 1-Year Change, 5-Year Change, and State-by-State AnalysisDownload the chart.
FRAC On the Move is a series in which we follow our policy and program experts as they connect with advocates across the country to explore strategies and develop solutions to end hunger. In this installment, we hear from Kate Sims, senior government relations associate about her trip to Reno for the Western Region Anti-Hunger Consortium meeting.
In 2016, FRAC’s supporters and partners made a difference in the lives of millions of people who struggle against hunger. At the national, state, and local levels, we have urged policymakers to protect and strengthen federal nutrition programs. Thank you for being a partner in the fight against hunger and poverty.
The AmeriCorps VISTA program has been at the forefront of the struggle to end poverty in the U.S. for over 50 years. Over the course of FRAC’s history, AmeriCorps VISTA Members have made important contributions towards our mission to end hunger. As we look toward 2017, we have asked our current VISTA Members to share their experiences and goals in the fight against hunger and poverty.
This is part three of a three-part installment on getting to know Anti-Hunger AmeriCorps VISTA Members at FRAC.