Latest Report
Free Summer Meals Help Reduce Hunger and Prevent Learning Loss When School is Out
FRAC’s Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation: Summer Nutrition Status Reports find that 2.9 million children, or only 1 in 7 of the low-income children who participated in school lunch during the 2017–2018 school year, received a summer lunch on an average weekday in July 2018.

School Breakfast Participation

More Low-Income Children Start Their Day With a Healthy School Breakfast
FRAC’s recent school breakfast reports look at participation in the School Breakfast Program among low-income children for the 2017–2018 school year. On an average school day during the 2017–2018 school year, nearly 12.5 million low-income students participated in the national School Breakfast Program, an increase of 1.2 percent over the prior school year.
School Breakfast
When breakfast is offered after the bell at no cost, participation increases and more children reap the benefits.

FRAC Chat

Jun 14, 2019
Ellen Vollinger

June, the beginning of the Atlantic Ocean’s hurricane season, is a good time to highlight disaster preparedness and the role of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in helping to reduce hunger and food insecurity before, during, and after a disaster.

Jun 13, 2019
Alison Maurice

Participation in community eligibility — a powerful tool for high-need schools to offer breakfast and lunch at no cost to all students while eliminating the need for families to fill out school meal applications — is growing across the nation, according to a new FRAC report released this month. Community Eligibility: The Key to Hunger-Free Schools, School Year 2018–2019 shows that nearly 13.6 million children in nearly 28,500 schools across the country (64 percent of all eligible schools) are using the provision in the 2018–2019 school year.

Recent Publications & Data

See More Resources