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

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2018 — 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.

If It’s Not Broken, Why Fix It? Draft Farm Bill Puts Unnecessary Burdens on Low-Income People

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2018 — House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway’s (R-TX) draft farm bill seeks to erode the effectiveness of SNAP in ensuring that those who struggle against hunger can afford to put food on the table. The proposals in this bill would lead to greater hunger and poverty among individuals and families, including the working poor, as well as reduced economic growth and productivity in communities across the country.

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