Jun 14, 2018

Summer Programs and Meals Key to Student Success

Child Nutrition Policy Analyst

FRAC’s Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation — Summer Nutrition Report released this week finds that just over 3 million children received a lunch through the Summer Nutrition Programs in July 2017, a small decrease of 14,000 compared to the previous summer.

May 29, 2018

Weakening SNAP Will Leave Some Veterans Going Hungry

Too many veterans suffer hardship in silence. Just like I did. We are trained not to complain, to be self-sufficient, and to put the needs of others before our own. The proposed House farm bill, the Agriculture & Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2), will only create more suffering for veterans by weakening the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and forcing veterans and others to make impossible choices between food, health care, and shelter. It is time to speak up and act.

May 25, 2018

8 Actions to Protect and Strengthen SNAP During Memorial Day Recess Week

Turn up the heat during Memorial Day recess week (May 26–June 3) by letting your Members of Congress know you stand with groups representing children, women, veterans, seniors, civil rights, people with disabilities, educators, faith-based leaders, and others in wanting Congress to protect and strengthen the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

May 16, 2018

‘Tis the Season for Community Eligibility

Child Nutrition Policy Analyst

Participation in community eligibility has grown each year. In the 2016–2017 school year, over 20,000 schools enrolling more than 9.7 million children benefited from community eligibility. Now is the time for school districts to determine whether they can implement or expand community eligibility for the 2018–2019 school year.