FRAC’s August 2017 Recess Alert
Check out FRAC’s August recess alert for tips on how to use the August recess period to build opposition to the FY 2018 Budget Resolution, which is expected to be voted on in the House in September.
This alert includes:
- key messages for your Members of Congress
- information on how to use FRAC’s SNAP Maps and CEP factsheet to tell your state and local story, and
- how to keep the heat on by scheduling meetings in Members’ local offices, using local and social media, and speaking out at town hall meetings and other local events.
ON THE HILL
- 2018 Farm Bill letter to House and Senate Budget and Appropriations CommitteesFRAC is proud to have played a leadership role in developing and garnering support for this letter (pdf) urging the House and Senate Budget and Appropriations Committees not to “hinder development and passage of the 2018 Farm Bill with further cuts.”
- SNAP Support Letters
Recent Publications & DataSee More Resources
During the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama announced a goal of of ending childhood hunger in America by the year 2015. FRAC set out seven essential strategies in Ending Childhood Hunger by 2015: The Essential Strategies for Achieving the President’s Goal. They focus both on improving and expanding the nation’s nutrition programs, and bolstering the economy and strengthening supports for working families in order to move more out of poverty, the root cause of hunger in this country.Read the report
- Fact Sheet
Information on USDA’s new SNAP maximum and minimum monthly allotments, and income eligibility standards effective for October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. The SNAP maximum and minimum monthly allotments have decreased slightly, income eligibility limits have increased, standard and shelter deductions have increased, and the resource limit remains unchanged.Read more
- ChartChange in Income Limits and Maximum and Minimum Benefits for SNAP, FY 2017 to FY 2018, 48 States and District of Columbia
Prepared by FRAC.Download the chart (Excel file).
From the newest research and latest reports, here are six must-read resources for anyone invested in the fight against hunger.
As one of the largest providers of summer meals, local park and recreation agencies around the nation are at the forefront in addressing childhood hunger.
In this guest post, Rachel Gwaltney of the National Summer Learning Association highlights the connection between summer programming and summer meals, and the benefits of both in preventing learning loss and hunger. Summer programs provide the platform for summer meals, which ensure that children have the nutrition they need to focus and learn throughout the day.