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.

May 10, 2018

School Meal Participation Contributes to Positive Mental Health Outcomes

School Breakfast Project Associate

Today, FRAC recognizes National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, a day that brings attention to the importance of mental health in child development. FRAC is highlighting the strong influence food security has on positive mental health outcomes in children and teens.

May 03, 2018

Join FRAC’s Fight Against the House Farm Bill

Government Relations Associate

In mid-May, the House is expected to vote on a Farm Bill that will take food off the tables of very large numbers of families across the country.The House Farm Bill would slash SNAP benefits for more than 1 million low-income, struggling households, increase hunger and poverty, and reduce economic growth and productivity in communities across the country.