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.
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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).

Mission: The Food Research and 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, corporations and labor organizations to address hunger, food insecurity, and their root cause, poverty.

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“'It’s great that charitable groups have stepped in as well as they can. But to deal with a hunger crisis of this magnit...
11/02/2020
Hunger Crisis: 1 in 5 Americans Turning to Food Banks

“'It’s great that charitable groups have stepped in as well as they can. But to deal with a hunger crisis of this magnitude, charities can’t do it alone.'" -FRAC President Luis Guardia https://bit.ly/361KQT7

About 1 in 5 American grocery shoppers have used a food pantry, food bank, or community food distribution during the pandemic, Consumer Reports finds. Here's what you can do if you need a food pantry or want to volunteer for one.

10/27/2020

"Thousands of clubs have remained open throughout this crisis not only to serve meals, but to remain a safe place for school-aged youth who can’t unfortunately be in-person at school. Thank you to FRAC and USDA for all their leadership during this crisis to make sure boys and girls club and all out-of-school time providers can keep serving meals." -Kate Clabaugh of @bgca.clubs

10/26/2020

"In response to the pandemic, we saw parks and recreation professionals jump into action to make sure kids in their community had access to afterschool suppers and snacks. Parks and rec staff serve meals daily at park sites, meet communities where they are by delivering meals, and connect families to other resources." -Maureen Neumann of @NationalRecreationandParkAssociation #AfterschoolMealsMatter

10/26/2020

"As schools closed this spring, afterschool nutrition provided much-needed supper & snacks for millions of students. Afterschool suppers & snacks matter because healthy young people are essential partners in tackling big issues. Hungry children can’t wait." [email protected] of The Alliance for a Healthier Generation #AfterschoolMealsMatter

Check out the latest FRAC Chat blog for ways 501(c)(3)s can help get out the vote, and for graphics + sample social for ...
10/23/2020

Check out the latest FRAC Chat blog for ways 501(c)(3)s can help get out the vote, and for graphics + sample social for Vote Early Day, which is tomorrow, October 24! https://bit.ly/34oHA4n

10/23/2020

"Across the country, over the past six months, YMCAs opened over 1300 meal sites, offering grab-and-go and drive-through meals. Afterschool meals and snacks matter because children need continued access to good nutrition to meet their full potential." -Stacey McDaniel of @YMCA #AfterschoolMealsMatter

10/21/2020

"76 % of programs serving low-income children reported they are worried about food insecurity for the children they serve. Afterschool Programs have responded. They are serving or delivering meals, delivering learning materials, connecting families to community resources, and providing care for the children of essential workers. For many afterschool programs, afterschool is now all day long." -Jodi Grant of @afterschoolalliancedc #AfterschoolMealsMatter

Check out the latest FRAC Chat blog on the role of #afterschool suppers in #COVID19 recovery: https://bit.ly/3dIiXCR
10/20/2020

Check out the latest FRAC Chat blog on the role of #afterschool suppers in #COVID19 recovery: https://bit.ly/3dIiXCR

Participation in afterschool suppers increased by over 86,900 participants from October 2018 to October 2019. That means...
10/20/2020

Participation in afterschool suppers increased by over 86,900 participants from October 2018 to October 2019. That means participation was up 6.5 percent. Learn more with @foodresearchandactioncenter’s latest report: https://bit.ly/2IKDKKx

When schools and afterschool programs across the country shuttered in the spring due to the pandemic, the Afterschool Nu...
10/20/2020

When schools and afterschool programs across the country shuttered in the spring due to the pandemic, the Afterschool Nutrition Programs played a critical role in providing much-needed suppers and snacks as millions of students lost access to school meals. Learn more with @foodresearchandactioncenter’s latest report: https://bit.ly/2IKDKKx

Over 1.4 million children participated in the Afterschool Nutrition Programs on an average day in October 2019. Learn mo...
10/20/2020

Over 1.4 million children participated in the Afterschool Nutrition Programs on an average day in October 2019. Learn more with @foodresearchandactioncenter's latest report: https://bit.ly/2IKDKKx

Check out @fractweets' latest blog on profiles of 10 advocates from the Latinx community who are champions of the moveme...
10/15/2020

Check out @fractweets' latest blog on profiles of 10 advocates from the Latinx community who are champions of the movement to end hunger and poverty. #hispanicheritagemonth2020

FRAC is giving all staff the day off on Election Day to vote or work at the polls. We're proud to be a #NonprofitStaff p...
10/14/2020

FRAC is giving all staff the day off on Election Day to vote or work at the polls. We're proud to be a #NonprofitStaff partner!

📣 📣 📣 ROLL CALL! If you're a #nonprofitstaffvote partner, RETWEET this to share how you are keeping your employees informed and #VoteReady for #Election2020. Want to become a partner, sign up here https://bit.ly/NSV_signup and commit to giving YOUR staff time off to vote.

10/14/2020

🥙 This National School Lunch Week, @fractweets celebrates the school nutrition departments and community sponsors across the country who are working tirelessly to ensure that the children in their community have access to nutritious meals and are not going hungry. #NSLW20 🎉

Join us tomorrow as FRAC President Luis Guardia, José Andrés of @WCKitchen, Joni Holifield of @heartsmilesmd, Tom Stenze...
10/13/2020
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Join us tomorrow as FRAC President Luis Guardia, José Andrés of @WCKitchen, Joni Holifield of @heartsmilesmd, Tom Stenzel of @UnitedFresh, & John R. Tyson of @TysonFoods discuss the challenges of helping people access affordable, nutritious food during #COVID19: https://bit.ly/3nyeF5o

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Today is #IndigenousPeoplesDay. Learn more about hunger in Native America & how cohesiveness & collective action have de...
10/12/2020

Today is #IndigenousPeoplesDay. Learn more about hunger in Native America & how cohesiveness & collective action have defined the response during #COVID19 w/ @fractweets' board member Janie Simms Hipp: https://bit.ly/36XvWgq

Monday is #IndigenousPeoplesDay. Learn more about hunger in Native America & how cohesiveness & collective action have d...
10/09/2020

Monday is #IndigenousPeoplesDay. Learn more about hunger in Native America & how cohesiveness & collective action have defined the response during #COVID19 w/ @fractweets' board member Janie Simms Hipp: https://bit.ly/36XvWgq

FRAC commends @USDA for its decision to extend the Summer Nutrition waivers through June 30, 2021. These investments wil...
10/09/2020
FRAC Commends USDA Decision to Extend Child Nutrition Waivers through 2020-2021 School Year - Food Research & Action Center

FRAC commends @USDA for its decision to extend the Summer Nutrition waivers through June 30, 2021. These investments will help millions of children get the nutrition they need for their health and development. Read our full statement: https://bit.ly/33MDfrE

Media Contact: Jordan Baker [email protected] 202-640-1118 Statement attributed to Luis Guardia, president, Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) WASHINGTON, October 9, 2020 — The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) commends the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for its decision to extend the Su...

Are you involved in running child nutrition programs during #COVID19? Do you work with a school, community sponsor, stat...
10/09/2020
Child Nutrition Programs During COVID-19: FRAC Survey

Are you involved in running child nutrition programs during #COVID19? Do you work with a school, community sponsor, state agency, or anti-hunger org?
FRAC wants to hear from you! Take our survey below:
👇 👇 👇
https://bit.ly/3jHnbg3

As communities continue to respond to the impacts of COVID-19, schools and community sponsors across the country are working hard to ensure access to the child nutrition programs by utilizing USDA waivers, fostering new partnerships, and implementing best practices. FRAC wants to hear from you! How....

H.R. 8534 "will help ensure that children whose parents serve in the military will be able to experience the educational...
10/08/2020
Reps. Davis and Levin Unveil Legislation to Provide Free or Reduced-Cost School Meals to Eligible Military Children

H.R. 8534 "will help ensure that children whose parents serve in the military will be able to experience the educational & health benefits linked to participating in school breakfast & lunch"-FRAC president Luis Guardia https://bit.ly/34Cepd8
Thank you Representative Mike Levin
and Congresswoman Susan Davis!

WASHINGTON - Many military families, facing the challenge of affording food, find themselves ineligible for federal food assistance due to how their income is counted. To help alleviate this problem, Reps. Susan Davis (CA-53) and Mike Levin (CA-49) introduced legislation to automatically enroll chil...

Are you involved in running child nutrition programs during #COVID19? Do you work with a school, community sponsor, stat...
10/08/2020
Child Nutrition Programs During COVID-19: FRAC Survey

Are you involved in running child nutrition programs during #COVID19? Do you work with a school, community sponsor, state agency, or anti-hunger org?

FRAC wants to hear from you! Take our survey below:
👇 👇 👇
https://bit.ly/3jHnbg3

As communities continue to respond to the impacts of COVID-19, schools and community sponsors across the country are working hard to ensure access to the child nutrition programs by utilizing USDA waivers, fostering new partnerships, and implementing best practices. FRAC wants to hear from you! How....

Join us today for a webinar on overcoming common obstacles to voting, protecting voters from voter intimidation or suppr...
10/06/2020

Join us today for a webinar on overcoming common obstacles to voting, protecting voters from voter intimidation or suppression, & preparing for Vote Early Day. Register here: https://bit.ly/36jMEII

Babies need you this election season! Join us before and during the VP debate on 10/7 to raise your voice for babies and...
10/05/2020

Babies need you this election season! Join us before and during the VP debate on 10/7 to raise your voice for babies and families and to spotlight the infant-toddler issues that you want candidates to consider! Register today: https://bit.ly/3in6iWR. #WeCareDebate #ThinkBabies

Join us on 10/7 to #ThinkBabies before and during the VP debate! Join advocates and families from across the country for...
10/05/2020

Join us on 10/7 to #ThinkBabies before and during the VP debate! Join advocates and families from across the country for a conversation about what they think babies and families need and what candidates need to know. Register today! https://bit.ly/3in6iWR #WeCareDebate

“'People are really worried that their children aren't getting enough to eat because they don't always have enough food ...
10/05/2020
Infants in Food Insecure Homes at Greater Obesity Risk, Study Finds

“'People are really worried that their children aren't getting enough to eat because they don't always have enough food in the house, and usually with food insecurity, what happens first, of course, is that the parents will go without food,'" -Geri Henchy, director of Nutrition Policy and Early Childhood Programs at FRAC: https://bit.ly/30Bmpdc

A study published in Pediatrics finds that infants from food insecure households may have a greater obesity risk than babies in food secure homes.

📣 Now that the president has signed a Continuing Resolution (CR) that includes $8 billion for nutrition assistance, @fra...
10/02/2020
FRAC Calls on USDA to Act on Authority to Keep Hunger at Bay During COVID-19 - Food Research & Action Center

📣 Now that the president has signed a Continuing Resolution (CR) that includes $8 billion for nutrition assistance, @fractweets is urging @USDA to use its authority from the CR to take immediate action to issue critical waivers: https://bit.ly/3lcGTR9

Media Contact: Jordan Baker [email protected] 202-640-1118 Statement attributed to Luis Guardia, president, Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) WASHINGTON, October 2, 2020 — Now that the president has signed a Continuing Resolution (CR) that includes $8 billion for nutrition assistance, the Food Re...

Ever wondered how the school meals programs came to be? Check out this blog from @fractweets' founding Exec Director, Ro...
10/02/2020

Ever wondered how the school meals programs came to be?

Check out this blog from @fractweets' founding Exec Director, Ron Pollack, on our role in expanding the school meals programs over the last 50 years: https://bit.ly/3jzpfHf #FRACTurns50

📝 Approximately how many registered voters cast a ballot in the last presidential election?A) 100 millionB) 116 millionC...
10/01/2020
Voter Registration Quiz

📝 Approximately how many registered voters cast a ballot in the last presidential election?
A) 100 million
B) 116 million
C) 140 million
D) 183 million
Take @fractweets' quiz to find the answer & test your knowledge of voter registration facts: https://bit.ly/3mwLKOI

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"Her son keeps asking where her bowl is. She tells him she eats later, a small lie.'I want to make sure the kids get foo...
10/01/2020
The covid-19 recession is the most unequal in modern U.S. history

"Her son keeps asking where her bowl is. She tells him she eats later, a small lie.
'I want to make sure the kids get food,' Duke, 37, said from her home in Monroe, N.C. 'If there’s anything left in their bowls, I’ll eat. I never eat before they do.'" https://wapo.st/2GvoQGM

The covid recession was a mild setback for those at or near the economic top and a depression-like blow for those at the bottom, according to a Washington Post analysis.

09/30/2020
Get Out the Vote: Opportunities to Mobilize People

Join us on 10/6 for a webinar on overcoming common obstacles to voting, protecting voters from voter intimidation or suppression, & preparing for Vote Early Day. Register here today: https://bit.ly/36jMEII

Event description coming soon. This webinar is hosted by the Coalition on Human Needs, Food Research & Action Center, National Low Income Housing Coalition, and NETWORK. It is the first in a series of webinars for 501(c)(3) organizations on permissible election-related activities.

"'COVID has just wreaked havoc on so many things: on public health, on economic stability and obviously on food insecuri...
09/29/2020
Food Insecurity In The U.S. By The Numbers

"'COVID has just wreaked havoc on so many things: on public health, on economic stability and obviously on food insecurity,'" -FRAC President Luis Guardia https://n.pr/33cF8gQ

Before the pandemic, the number of families lacking consistent access to enough food had been steadily falling. Today, new estimates point to some of the worst rates of food insecurity in years.

What should candidates know about hunger in the US? Check out these 10 facts from FRAC:
09/29/2020

What should candidates know about hunger in the US? Check out these 10 facts from FRAC:

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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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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.