House Passes Farm Bill That Would Make Hunger, Poverty Worse

The passage of the House Farm Bill, H.R. 2, betrays the historic bipartisan commitment to making sure people who are struggling have enough to eat. The bill will take food out of the refrigerators and off the tables of millions of people in need, leading to greater hunger and poverty.

Decreased Participation in Summer Meals Puts More Low-Income Children at Increased Risk of Food Insecurity

FRAC’s new report, Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation: Summer Nutrition Status Report, finds that only 3 million children received a nutritious summer lunch on an average weekday in July 2017 through the Summer Nutrition Programs compared to the 20 million children who participated in free and reduced-price school lunch during the 2016–2017 school year. The report ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia on participation in the Summer Nutrition Programs.