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Decreased Participation in Summer Meals Puts More Low-Income Children at Increased Risk of Food Insecurity
FRAC’s Summer Nutrition Status Reports find that only 3 million chldren 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 2016. Even fewer children – 1.6  million — ate breakfast at a summer meals site in July 2017.
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Hunger Doesn't Take a Vacation


Jul 20, 2018
Meg Buckley

As the 2018 hurricane season is upon us, it is a good time to take stock of lessons learned from last year’s hurricanes and wildfires that triggered disaster nutrition assistance in many parts of the U.S. Now is the time to make sure states and their partners have the structures and plans in place to get swift and adequate food assistance, including Disaster SNAP (D-SNAP) to people in need should disasters hit in 2018.

Jul 12, 2018
Guest Author

When the bell rang in June to mark the end of the school year, children from low-income families in North Carolina lost access to the school meals they relied on during the school year. The Summer Nutrition Programs help close this gap by providing free meals to eligible children 18 and under at YMCAs, schools, churches, and libraries, among other safe sites, across the state. Not only do children stave off hunger as a result of summer meals, they also benefit from educational and recreational activities offered at the sites that keep them active, engaged, and better prepared to return to the classroom in the fall.

Jul 03, 2018
Alexandra Ashbrook

Too many seniors face challenges that get in the way of aging well. One of those challenges is not getting adequate nutrition, and, in some cases, having to choose between food and medicine.

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