Food Research & Action Center

Food Research & Action Center FRAC is the leading national nonprofit organization working to eradicate poverty-related hunger and undernutrition in the United States. The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States.

FRAC works with hundreds of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and corporations to address hunger and its root cause, poverty. Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/fractweets), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/fracgram/) and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/food-research-and-action-center).

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08/30/2021
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“It’s unacceptably high,” FRAC's Geri Henchy said. “It’s lower than it was at its peak during the pandemic, but it’s still high. And it’s not returning toward normal soon.” https://bit.ly/3mJPqzn

COVID-19 isn’t the only public health crisis that continues to challenge our economic recovery — child hunger is, too: h...
08/27/2021
How to end child hunger — permanently

COVID-19 isn’t the only public health crisis that continues to challenge our economic recovery — child hunger is, too: https://bit.ly/2Wefdox

The budget reconciliation process may be complicated but now is the time to make the Child Tax Credit permanent, pass the Stop Child Hunger Act, and show we no longer tolerate child hunger.

The Biden administration increased food assistance benefits last week, the largest increase to SNAP on record. Yet, econ...
08/25/2021
Census data suggests America’s hunger problem may be waning, but food assistance continues to top pre-pandemic levels

The Biden administration increased food assistance benefits last week, the largest increase to SNAP on record. Yet, economists and anti-hunger advocates suggest rejoicing may be premature, in light of ongoing food insecurity: https://wapo.st/3DgApuH

Recent census numbers show diminished hunger in America, but food assistance programs are firing on all cylinders, and some food banks are reporting a new spike.

Luis Guardia, President of the Food Research & Action Center, hailed the increase as “a tremendous step in the right dir...
08/23/2021
Biden Administration Announces Historic Increase To Food Stamp Benefits

Luis Guardia, President of the Food Research & Action Center, hailed the increase as “a tremendous step in the right direction towards a country free from hunger.” https://bit.ly/2UDoNAq

Starting this October, millions of American households on food stamps will see their benefits increase significantly. This week, the Biden Administration announced it had recalculated the basis for food stamp benefits, prompting a historic increase to the program’s benefits.

We love to see hands up in support of Healthy School Meals for All!
08/18/2021

We love to see hands up in support of Healthy School Meals for All!

End Hunger CT! is joining the Food Research & Action Center to urge Congress to support Healthy School Meals for All! Join us today as we raise our hands in support of free, healthy school meals for every student in our country.
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How can you help? Let Congress know we need free healthy school meals for all to continue beyond this school year. Visit, https://p2a.co/Grkmrl6 and post your picture with the hashtag #SchoolMeals4All
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"Since March 2020, waivers issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture have allowed schools to provide meals at no charge to all students, no matter their household income. Without these waivers, the alarming spikes in childhood hunger caused by the fallout of COVID-19 would be even worse. Yet the waivers are set to end after this school year.

We can't turn back now.

School meals are just as important as textbooks and transportation. Providing healthy school meals for all at no charge long after this school year will ensure every child has the nutrition they need for their health and learning." - Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)
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#SchoolMeals4All #EndHungerCT #Food4All U.S. Department of Agriculture Representative Jim Himes Rep Jahana Hayes Joe Courtney Rosa DeLauro John Larson School Nutrition Association of Connecticut (SNACT) FoodCorps Connecticut

School meals are just important as textbooks and transportation. Raise Your Hand with FRAC to let Congress know that pro...
08/18/2021

School meals are just important as textbooks and transportation. Raise Your Hand with FRAC to let Congress know that providing healthy school meals for all at no charge must continue beyond this school year: https://p2a.co/Grkmrl6

Parents will have one less task to worry about as the school year begins: Free lunch will be offered to all public schoo...
08/17/2021
Back-To-School Includes Free Lunch for Everyone This Year

Parents will have one less task to worry about as the school year begins: Free lunch will be offered to all public school children, regardless of their family’s financial situation: https://bit.ly/37N6jAh

Parents will have one less task to worry about as the school year begins: Free lunch will be offered to all public school children, regardless of their family’s financial situation. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced in April that free meals would be available to all students dur

For more than 50 years, FRAC and its network of anti-hunger advocates have been working tirelessly to expand the reach o...
08/16/2021
FRAC Applauds Historic Increase in SNAP Benefits - Food Research & Action Center

For more than 50 years, FRAC and its network of anti-hunger advocates have been working tirelessly to expand the reach of SNAP and increase benefit levels. Today’s news is a tremendous step in the right direction towards a country free from hunger: https://bit.ly/2XzmBLl

Media Contact: Jordan Baker [email protected] 202-640-1118 Statement attributable to Luis Guardia, President, Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) WASHINGTON, August 16, 2021 — The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) commends the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for its reevaluation and cost a...

“We may have a Constitution and a Declaration of Independence, but if we had 42 million Americans who were going hungry,...
08/16/2021
Biden Administration Prompts Largest Permanent Increase in Food Stamps

“We may have a Constitution and a Declaration of Independence, but if we had 42 million Americans who were going hungry, really hungry, they wouldn’t be happy and there would be political instability,” Mr. Vilsack said. https://nyti.ms/3k5DJQC

The jump in benefits, the biggest in the program’s history, comes after a revision of the initiative’s nutrition standards that supporters say will reduce hunger and better reflect how Americans eat.

The importance of SNAP and other nutritional programs, as well as broader safety net programs and imaginative federal an...
08/12/2021
Western States Are at the Forefront of Fighting Hunger

The importance of SNAP and other nutritional programs, as well as broader safety net programs and imaginative federal and state anti-poverty efforts, has been made abundantly clear all over the country this past 18 months: https://bit.ly/3yAw0jq

With California’s gubernatorial recall election less than six weeks away, will the Golden State continue to take the lead in crafting more inclusive anti-poverty efforts?

Join FRAC in urging Congress to make Healthy School Meals for All students at no charge permanent. Raise Your Hand on Au...
08/11/2021

Join FRAC in urging Congress to make Healthy School Meals for All students at no charge permanent. Raise Your Hand on August 18 to show your support: take a picture raising your hand & share it on social!

Join FRAC in urging Congress to make Healthy School Meals for All students at no charge permanent. Raise Your Hand on August 18 to show your support: take a picture raising your hand & share it on social!

SNAP matters for millions of families across the country.
08/10/2021

SNAP matters for millions of families across the country.

SNAP matters for millions of families across the country.

"By us saving money for our families' pockets, it's putting more money into the city. Instead of spending on child nutri...
08/09/2021
All students to get free school meals under extended federal program

"By us saving money for our families' pockets, it's putting more money into the city. Instead of spending on child nutrition and food, parents are able to spend it on bills or clothing." Healthy school meals for all are an investment in your community: https://bit.ly/3jHVhlF

Research shows that receiving free or reduced-price school lunches reduces food insecurity, obesity rates and poor health

Ending child hunger in America is a goal we all seek. Passing summer feeding legislation will help get us there: https:/...
08/05/2021
Lambers: Pass the summer feeding bill

Ending child hunger in America is a goal we all seek. Passing summer feeding legislation will help get us there: https://bit.ly/2VyHftR

There are proposals in Congress, with support from both parties, that would make a permanent summer feeding program for impoverished children. Congress just needs to pass one of them into

Millions of working Americans don’t know where their next meal is coming from. One-sixth of Americans don’t have enough ...
08/03/2021
The New Face of Hunger

Millions of working Americans don’t know where their next meal is coming from. One-sixth of Americans don’t have enough food to eat: https://on.natgeo.com/3rW32YQ

Why are people malnourished in the richest country on Earth?

“Struggling against hunger hurts college students’ chances to complete their education now and undermines their financia...
08/02/2021
Gillibrand Announces EATS Act To Expand SNAP Benefits For Eligible College Students

“Struggling against hunger hurts college students’ chances to complete their education now and undermines their financial success in the long-term,” said FRAC President Luis Guardia. “FRAC applauds Senator Gillibrand on her bill to ensure that college students have equitable access to SNAP.” Learn more about this vital legislation: https://bit.ly/3la5YQg

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, announced her bicameral legislation that would expand Supplemental Nutrition Assistanc…

As schools reopen for in-person learning this year, we should be comforted knowing that millions of children will have a...
07/30/2021
School meals should remain free for all children — today and always

As schools reopen for in-person learning this year, we should be comforted knowing that millions of children will have access to the nutritious foods so important to their current and long-term health and academic success. But today, universal school meals are merely a temporary band-aid on a gaping wound: https://bit.ly/376N2cL

Making universal school meals permanent should be a bedrock component of a comprehensive effort to end childhood hunger in the U.S. for good.

Hunger and food insecurity didn't disappear among 22 million children nationally, including more than 2,300 children in ...
07/29/2021
Stop Child Hunger Act: 7 North Carolina Groups Back Passage

Hunger and food insecurity didn't disappear among 22 million children nationally, including more than 2,300 children in Iredell County who are struggling to get enough to eat.

That's why 344 national, state and local groups are asking Congress to permanently extend the summer Electronic Benefits Transfer program for all children eligible to receive free and reduced-price school meals: https://bit.ly/3l19coR

The 2,300 kids who are struggling to get enough to eat in Iredell County should be able to get a nutritious meal in the summer, groups say.

Advocates also say studies show kids who aren’t hungry in class have better attendance and performance rates. According ...
07/28/2021
Santa Fe Public Schools to offer free meals to all students

Advocates also say studies show kids who aren’t hungry in class have better attendance and performance rates. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 12 million children were food insecure at the height of the pandemic: https://bit.ly/3y3gD2F

Families will not need to fill out any meal benefit applications for the school year, but students must take a complete meal in order for it to be free.

"Ending childhood hunger is something we can all agree on, and something we all can act on." Maine's State Senator Troy ...
07/27/2021
Maine Senate President on Healthy School Meals for All

"Ending childhood hunger is something we can all agree on, and something we all can act on." Maine's State Senator Troy Jackson spoke with FRAC about the necessity of Healthy School Meals for All: https://bit.ly/3xXOtpB

Listen to Maine Senate President Troy Jackson explain about the importance of Healthy School Meals for All for children in Maine and across the US. Check out...

Today marks the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), signed into law by President George H.W. Bush ...
07/26/2021
ADA Anniversary Is a Time to Double Down on Investments for Inclusion - Food Research & Action Center

Today marks the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. This was a landmark event for the disability rights movement, as it was the first federal legislation designed to prevent discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life: https://bit.ly/3iFlPTO

This month marks the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. This was a landmark event for the disability rights movement, as it was the first federal legislation designed to prevent discrimination against individuals....

"We can all agree that no child in our great nation should worry about basic necessities such as food. How are they expe...
07/23/2021
California Senator Nancy Skinner on Healthy School Meals for All

"We can all agree that no child in our great nation should worry about basic necessities such as food. How are they expected to learn on an empty stomach?"

State Senator Nancy Skinner spoke with FRAC about how Congress can learn from California & pass Healthy School Meals for All legislation: https://bit.ly/2V31tvw

Listen to California State Senator Nancy Skinner explain about the importance of Healthy School Meals for All for children in California and across the US. C...

Crystal FitzSimons, the director of school and out-of-school programs for the Food Research and Action Center, said food...
07/21/2021
COVID-19 amplifying poverty leads to high numbers of food insecure children in WNY and beyond

Crystal FitzSimons, the director of school and out-of-school programs for the Food Research and Action Center, said food insecurity can have serious negative physical consequences for children: https://bit.ly/3kygVuy

Washington, D.C. (WIVB) — Feeding America, a national organization focused on providing equal access to nutritious food, reports that as many as one in five children in the state of New York …

The undertaking, made possible by an unexpected budget surplus, will be the largest free student lunch program in the co...
07/21/2021
California Launches Largest Free School Lunch Program in US | Political News | US News

The undertaking, made possible by an unexpected budget surplus, will be the largest free student lunch program in the country. School officials, lawmakers, anti-hunger organizations and parents are applauding it as a pioneering way to prevent the stigma of accepting free lunches and feed more hungry children: https://bit.ly/3iw47C5

Flush with cash from an unexpected budget surplus, California is launching the nation’s largest statewide universal free lunch program.

Beneficiaries have received emergency allotments, which increased their monthly benefits to the maximum amounts permitte...
07/20/2021
The Pandemic Safety Net Is Coming Apart. Now What?

Beneficiaries have received emergency allotments, which increased their monthly benefits to the maximum amounts permitted or higher. All told, the average daily benefit per person rose to $7 from $4 by April of this year, according to Ellen Vollinger, legal director at the Food Research & Action Center: https://nyti.ms/2UoulyG

The eviction moratorium expires at the end of the month. Unemployment enhancements after that. And then the student loan pause, food stamp provisions and more. Here’s advice on how to cope.

Anti-hunger advocates such as Project Bread joined forces to launch the Feed Kids Coalition, a state-level legislative p...
07/19/2021
Editorial: Free meals for students program worth keeping

Anti-hunger advocates such as Project Bread joined forces to launch the Feed Kids Coalition, a state-level legislative push in support of School Meals for All for Massachusetts students: https://bit.ly/3ih9Uve

As the pandemic bulldozed the livelihoods of many Americans, lawmakers took steps to shore up troubled businesses and help struggling families. There was a moratorium on evictions should renters be…

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The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. FRAC works with hundreds of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and corporations to address hunger and its root cause, poverty. Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/fractweets), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/fracgram/) and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/food-research-and-action-center).

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Poverty & hunger are main concerns and thankful groups like you are actively supporting help. My 14 yr. old with life-threatening food allergies faces different obstacles endangering his life. He and thousands of others, can die from just a trace amount of his allergen in a food. And they people are dying, including kids. I know you have your hands full but, for help to protect his life and these others like him, it just would take a hit of a button to sign his petition, so that he can have voices to support his cause. Would you please also help my 14 yr old son & simply sign? Millions would be grateful for your added effort. Thank you -Marni Petition link: https://www.change.org/BetterFoodLaws
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Thank you for condemning what's wrong and acknowledging the racial disparities between responses to the demonstrations in response to George Floyd's murder and the responses to the madness that took place at our nation's Capitol on Wednesday.
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Media Contact: Emily Pickren [email protected] 202-640-1118 Senate Passes the Families First Coronavirus Response Act; Food Research & Action Center Calls for a More Comprehensive Stimulus Package Statement attributed to Luis Guardia, president, Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) WASHINGTON, March 18, 2020 — The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) commends the Senate today for passing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, H.R. 6201. The bill is an important step toward ensuring people are able to put food on the table and stay safe during the COVID-19 emergency. A version of the bill passed the House last week (see FRAC’s statement for details) that, in addition to promoting food security for low-income and vulnerable people, provides paid leave to some workers, provides additional funding for unemployment insurance, and establishes free testing for COVID-19. For the 37 million people living in households struggling against hunger, and the untold more living on the edge of poverty that are hardest hit by this crisis, COVID-19 presents unique challenges. In this time of grave uncertainty, Congress has done the right thing by passing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. This multibillion dollar coronavirus response is a vital down payment for addressing this public health and economic crisis. Now, FRAC and its partners call on Congress and the administration to immediately passing a comprehensive stimulus package that will both stabilize the economy and provide direct aid to individuals and families. ### For 50 years, the Food Research & Action Center has been the leading national nonprofit organization working to eradicate poverty-related hunger and undernutrition in the United States. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and make sure to visit our COVID-19 Updates page.
Close to 20 percent of New Jersey's children ages 0-3 live in poverty and are at risk for hunger. Our babies and toddlers deserve something better. See the New Jersey babies hunger fact sheethttps://frac.org/wp-content/uploads/thinkbabies_facts_NJ.pdf Oasis provides meals to babies and toddlers.
🗨️ Per a new study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service, households in rural areas are experiencing considerably deeper struggles with hunger compared to those in metro areas, with higher rates of food insecurity overall (12.7 percent compared to 10.8 percent). Learn more: bit.ly/2kiisby
Great Webinar today!! Thank you for the information about the Proposed Public Charge Rule and it's detrimental impact on immigrant families in America. I am planning to engage my school district to take action.
According to data from the state and federal agricultural agencies, the Summer Food Service Program and the National School Lunch program provided meals to 94,800 New Jersey children on an average day in July 2017.