DC Hunger Solutions

DC Hunger Solutions D.C. Hunger Solutions is an initiative of the Food Research and Action Center. We've been fighting to end hunger in the nation's capital since 2002.

Hunger Solutions, founded by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) in 2002 as a separately staffed and funded initiative, seeks to create a hunger-free community and improve the nutrition, health, economic security, and well-being of low-income District residents. Hunger Solutions utilizes a three-pronged strategy to overcome barriers and create self-sustaining connections between city residents and nutritious food. Specifically, we: Seek to improve public policies to end hunger, reduce poverty, promote nutrition, curb obesity, and increase the availability of healthy, affordable food in low-income areas. Maximize participation in all federal nutrition programs (SNAP/Food Stamps, school meals, early childhood nutrition programs, WIC, and summer meals) through a combination of vigorous outreach, removal of obstacles to participation, and close work with social service agencies. Educate the public and key audiences both to the stark reality of hunger’s existence in the midst of plenty and to solutions that are already at hand. In all aspects of its work, D.C. Hunger Solutions engages a diverse set of stakeholders - city and federal government agencies, community-based and faith-based organizations, businesses, students and families, and anti-hunger and anti-poverty advocates. Our work reduces hunger, boosts family economic security, improves health and learning, and brings federal dollars into the District.

Operating as usual

This #ValentinesDay weekend, we wanted to share how much we love our #DCHSTeam! 💗 Today, we are highlighting Melissa Jen...
02/12/2021

This #ValentinesDay weekend, we wanted to share how much we love our #DCHSTeam! 💗 Today, we are highlighting Melissa Jensen, our Anti-Hunger Program & Policy Analyst for #SNAP & Special Populations. Melissa loves how passionate and connected DC residents are, and we love how she puts her heart into her work! Swipe➡️ to read more about why Melissa inspires us. #DCHS

AARP DC
02/11/2021

AARP DC

Join us for a Tele-Town Hall 📞 on Covid-19 and the latest news about vaccine distribution in the District, w/ Dr. Nesbitt of DC Health, Laura Newland of DC Department of Aging and Community Living, and Councilmember Anita Bonds! Call in and ask the experts your questions @ 866-495-1091.

#DYK? The #DCHS #GroceryStoreReport found that a severe lack of grocery stores in Wards 5, 7 and 8 underscores racial, h...
02/11/2021

#DYK? The #DCHS #GroceryStoreReport found that a severe lack of grocery stores in Wards 5, 7 and 8 underscores racial, health, and food access disparities in the District. This #BlackHistoryMonth, urge DC councilmembers to invest in Mayor Bowser's #NourishDCFund to address disparities in healthy food access: http://bit.ly/3rEWFHK

Important update for #DCFamilies: Youth now have the option to pick up free weekly Market Boxes and can receive supper m...
02/10/2021

Important update for #DCFamilies: Youth now have the option to pick up free weekly Market Boxes and can receive supper meals as part of their grab-and-go meal kits at select locations! #ChillOutWithSchoolMeals

Political action is needed to address how food deserts are linked to racism. This #BlackHistoryMonth and beyond, encoura...
02/09/2021

Political action is needed to address how food deserts are linked to racism. This #BlackHistoryMonth and beyond, encourage the DC Council to support and invest more in the #NourishDCFund to increase community-owned food businesses in Wards 7 & 8. #FoodJusticeIsRacialJustice

UPDATE: Mayor Bowser announced DC LEAF last week! #DCHS is proud to see our leaders make critical investments that will ...
02/08/2021

UPDATE: Mayor Bowser announced DC LEAF last week! #DCHS is proud to see our leaders make critical investments that will increase economic activity, help eliminate food insecurity, and ensure residents have deserved food choices #NourishDCFund #foodsecurity

Hungry people can't wait any longer. Urge Congress to pass the next #COVIDRelief package today! Call: (202) 224-3121 #Am...
02/05/2021

Hungry people can't wait any longer. Urge Congress to pass the next #COVIDRelief package today! Call: (202) 224-3121 #AmericanRescuePlan

DCHS is dedicated to ending #FoodInjustice in the District. This February, our #FoodJusticeIsRacialJustice series will a...
02/03/2021

DCHS is dedicated to ending #FoodInjustice in the District. This February, our #FoodJusticeIsRacialJustice series will address the ways in which we must take action to end hunger and achieve equality and justice for Black Americans. #BlackHistoryMonth

02/02/2021
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Even as students return to the classroom this week, all DCPS and DPR grab-and-go meal sites will continue serving free meals to ALL youth age 18 or under! Additionally, students participating in in-person programming will have access to onsite free meals. Find a site near you: http://coronavirus.dc.gov/food

DC Public Schools welcomes students and teachers back to the classroom as Term 3 begins. DCPS shows health measure in place to keep everyone safe.

Columbia Heights Education Campus Principal Maria Tukeva will highlight measures DCPS and her school have made to keep the building safe and ready for students and staff.

Read more : https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/local/dc/dc-public-schools-washington-teachers-union-restraining-order/65-c26a47cd-5a8d-4438-ae1c-22890cdfdfa0

Important update for #DCFamilies: Even as DCPS students return to the classroom this week following inclement weather, a...
02/01/2021

Important update for #DCFamilies: Even as DCPS students return to the classroom this week following inclement weather, all DCPS and DPR meal sites will continue serving free meals to ALL youth age 18 or under! Find a site near you: http://coronavirus.dc.gov/food

Food Research & Action Center
02/01/2021

Food Research & Action Center

Registration is now open for the 2021 Virtual National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference, happening March 16-18! Register here today: http://bit.ly/360ZVoI #hungerpc21

#DYK? 14.3% of DC seniors experienced food insecurity, the highest rate in the country, even before the pandemic. Help #...
01/29/2021

#DYK? 14.3% of DC seniors experienced food insecurity, the highest rate in the country, even before the pandemic. Help #DCSeniors access food resources & take advantage of federal nutrition programs by passing along our #SNAPGuide for Seniors to your networks! #seniorhunger

DCPS Food and Nutrition Services
01/29/2021

DCPS Food and Nutrition Services

Extra meal kits will be available at all DCPS meal site locations today from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM in preparation for potential inclement weather on Monday, February 1st. For a list of meal sites, please visit: coronavirus.dc.gov/food

#DCFamilies, don't forget to #ChillOutWithSchoolMeals as we get ready for a winter wonderland weekend! Find a site near ...
01/28/2021

#DCFamilies, don't forget to #ChillOutWithSchoolMeals as we get ready for a winter wonderland weekend! Find a site near you at http://coronavirus.dc.gov/food, stock up before the snow, and continue checking the DC Public Schools website for inclement weather updates. #SchoolMealsMatter

Food Research & Action Center
01/28/2021

Food Research & Action Center

"Data released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (@USDA) show that things would be far worse if not for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and child nutrition programs." -FRAC President Luis Guardia http://bit.ly/36iRi9e

Important update for DC residents: If you have experienced economic hardship due to #COVID19 but have been excluded from...
01/27/2021

Important update for DC residents: If you have experienced economic hardship due to #COVID19 but have been excluded from Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), you may qualify for the #DCCares Assistance Program! Swipe for more information, and visit www.dccares2021.org to apply!

Important #PEBT Update: the U.S. Department of Agriculture is being asked by the Biden-Harris administration to increase...
01/26/2021

Important #PEBT Update: the U.S. Department of Agriculture is being asked by the Biden-Harris administration to increase the P-EBT benefit by 15%! Swipe for more important information about P-EBT, and spread the word #FoodJustice

Do you have questions about what the #COVIDRelief bill means for your #SNAP benefits? Swipe ➡️ for important answers, an...
01/25/2021

Do you have questions about what the #COVIDRelief bill means for your #SNAP benefits? Swipe ➡️ for important answers, and spread the word to your networks!

Even on a relatively warm winter day in the District, #DCFamilies can still #ChillOutWithSchoolMeals! Children do not ne...
01/22/2021

Even on a relatively warm winter day in the District, #DCFamilies can still #ChillOutWithSchoolMeals! Children do not need to attend a DCPS school to pick up meals at a DCPS site and can pick up 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches per child per day. Find a site near you: http://coronavirus.dc.gov/food

Happy #InaugurationDay! We look forward to working with the Biden-Harris administration as allies in the fight against h...
01/20/2021

Happy #InaugurationDay! We look forward to working with the Biden-Harris administration as allies in the fight against hunger in the District and the nation.

On MLK Day and beyond, we must continue building the political will required to protect and strengthen federal nutrition...
01/18/2021

On MLK Day and beyond, we must continue building the political will required to protect and strengthen federal nutrition programs and end #FoodInjustice. #MLKDay2021

🌟EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT SERIES🌟: Today, we are excited to highlight the work of DC WIC's Lisle Cole! Lisle has been working ...
01/15/2021

🌟EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT SERIES🌟: Today, we are excited to highlight the work of DC WIC's Lisle Cole! Lisle has been working with the WIC program since 2002. Lisle is a nutritionist assistant, breastfeeding counselor liaison, and conducts classes at the Beautiful Beginnings Club. She loves seeing the progress families make and learning about healthy choices for participants, as well as her own family, to incorporate into their lives. Swipe ➡️ to read more about why Lisle inspires us. #DCWIC

Update from DC Public Schools on meal site operations next week: All meal sites will be closed January 18th, 19th, and 2...
01/14/2021

Update from DC Public Schools on meal site operations next week: All meal sites will be closed January 18th, 19th, and 20th in observation of Martin Luther King Day and the Presidential Inauguration. All meal sites will resume normal operations on Thursday, January 21st.

Check out the flyers attached for more information! #ChillOutWithSchoolMeals

#DCHS has created a sign on letter for D.C. organizations to ask the Biden administration to prioritize reversing the Pu...
01/14/2021
Sign on Letter for Biden Administration to Reverse Public Charge & USDA Rules

#DCHS has created a sign on letter for D.C. organizations to ask the Biden administration to prioritize reversing the Public Charge and USDA rules implemented and proposed by the Trump administration. These rules have a direct effect on the people we all serve. Please consider having your organization sign, and circulate it to any D.C. orgs serving low income people! The deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 19th so we can get it to the President-elect before the inauguration.

Thank you for your support!

https://forms.gle/mxMe5H4nSRytU7VV6

Join D.C. Hunger Solutions in urging the Biden administration to quickly and completely reverse of Trump's USDA policies. Sign your organization on to our letter to President Biden by using the form below. Please fill it out exactly as you would like your name and organization to appear on the lette...

#DCHS found that in the wake of the #COVID19 pandemic, our work to create a hunger-free community became more important ...
01/13/2021

#DCHS found that in the wake of the #COVID19 pandemic, our work to create a hunger-free community became more important than ever before. We wanted to share with you our year in review as we look ahead to fighting hunger in the District in 2021...

For more information and important updates from the DCHS Team, sign up here: https://live-dchunger.pantheonsite.io/newsroom/sign-up-for-updates/

Attention #CollegeStudents! The recently signed #COVIDRelief bill temporarily waives #SNAP student work requirements - m...
01/12/2021

Attention #CollegeStudents! The recently signed #COVIDRelief bill temporarily waives #SNAP student work requirements - meaning you may NOW qualify for SNAP benefits. Swipe➡️for more information on eligibility and how to apply, and spread the word to your networks! #SNAPMatters

Attention D.C. Residents: The H Street EBT Center is closed this week. If you're having trouble with your EBT Card, call...
01/12/2021

Attention D.C. Residents: The H Street EBT Center is closed this week. If you're having trouble with your EBT Card, call 1-888-304-9167 for assistance! #PEBT

#COVIDRELIEF UPDATE: The #SNAPBoost of 15% will be distributed to all #SNAP participants by TOMORROW, January 12th! This...
01/11/2021

#COVIDRELIEF UPDATE: The #SNAPBoost of 15% will be distributed to all #SNAP participants by TOMORROW, January 12th! This boost will be included in SNAP benefits through June 30th, 2021.

🌟EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT SERIES🌟: Today, we are excited to highlight the work of DC WIC's Johana Campos! Johana has been work...
01/08/2021

🌟EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT SERIES🌟: Today, we are excited to highlight the work of DC WIC's Johana Campos! Johana has been working at Mary's Center Georgia Avenue as a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor for almost six years. She loves working for WIC and feels lucky to be helping families through these difficult times. Swipe ➡️ to read more about why Johana inspires us. #dcwic

Food Research & Action Center
01/08/2021

Food Research & Action Center

All of us must support and protect our democratic institutions if we are to foster a nation where everyone has the opportunity to lead healthy and meaningful lives. Read FRAC's full statement on the storming of the U.S. Capitol: http://bit.ly/2LAuFVX

We remain committed to serving the D.C. community during these unprecedented times. #StaySafeDC
01/07/2021

We remain committed to serving the D.C. community during these unprecedented times. #StaySafeDC

As the weather gets colder, cozy up and #ChillOutWithSchoolMeals! DCPS schools can now serve free meals to ALL youth age...
01/06/2021

As the weather gets colder, cozy up and #ChillOutWithSchoolMeals! DCPS schools can now serve free meals to ALL youth age 18 or under at any DCPS site thanks to #SFSP. Find a site near you at http://coronavirus.dc.gov/food.

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Looking forward to seeing some of you on Monday!