FRAC’s Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation — Summer Nutrition Report released this week finds that just over 3 million children received a lunch through the Summer Nutrition Programs in July 2017, a small decrease of 14,000 compared to the previous summer.
The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) hosted its annual dinner on June 6, at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. More than 300 guests representing stakeholders from all corners of the anti-hunger world attended, including anti-hunger groups, national organizations, business, labor, and the federal government.
Too many veterans suffer hardship in silence. Just like I did. We are trained not to complain, to be self-sufficient, and to put the needs of others before our own. The proposed House farm bill, the Agriculture & Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2), will only create more suffering for veterans by weakening the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and forcing veterans and others to make impossible choices between food, health care, and shelter. It is time to speak up and act.
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“The most successful summer meals sites offer educational and recreational activities that keep children engaged all summer long.”Download the infographic.
Too many low-income children lack access to summer meal sites where they can eat, learn, and play.Download the infographic
“Serve breakfast instead of morning snack. Serve breakfast later in morning. Provide breakfast on weekends. Promote breakfast participation among sites.”Download the infographic
Many low-income children experience the “summer slide” — the loss of academic skills and knowledge over the summer. Enriching summer sites can help close the gap.Download the infographic