Act Now: SNAP, Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), and other critical human needs programs are on the chopping block.
Check out FRAC’s alert for key messages, sample tweets, and resources you can use to:
- urge your Representatives to vote “no” on the FY 2018 House Budget Resolution, which includes dramatic cuts to SNAP and weakens the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP); and
- urge your Senators to vote “no” to a budget resolution that includes tax cuts that could ultimately be paid for through cuts to safety net programs.
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
This brief first provides background information on the four USDA Food Plans, including the Thrifty Food Plan and the Low-Cost Food Plan. The second section details the weaknesses and limitations of the Thrifty Food Plan. The final section discusses why a more adequate food plan should be the basis for SNAP benefit allotments rather than the current Thrifty Food Plan, and concludes with a brief overview of the favorable impact of more adequate benefit levels on food spending and health.Read more
The Cities Combating Hunger through Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs (CHAMPS) initiative provides grants to create or expand programs providing children with afterschool and summer meals across 71 U.S. cities.Find out more
- Interactive Data Tool
This interactive map provides data for every congressional district on the percent of all people living in poverty, based on the 2016 American Community Survey (ACS).Find out more
- Interactive Data Tool
This interactive map provides data for every congressional district on the share of all households that were participating in SNAP, based on the 2016 American Community Survey (ACS).Find out more
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