House Passes FY 2018 Budget Resolution

On Thursday, October 5, the House passed its FY 2018 Budget Resolution, 219-206.  See FRAC’s statement on the House Budget Resolution vote.

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  • Infographic

    “The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children – known as WIC – provides low-income pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children with nutritious foods, nutrition education, and improved access to health care in order to prevent nutrition-related health problems in pregnancy, infancy, and early childhood.”

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  • Interactive Data Tool

    This interactive map provides food insecurity rates among households with seniors age 60+, by state, on average over 2014-2016. Also includes an interactive, searchable table of senior household food insecurity rates by state.

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  • Advocacy Tool

    This fact sheet features graphics and information on “SNAP Action Needed:”

    1. Congress should protect and strengthen SNAP — no cuts, block grants, or structural changes.
    2. Congress should strengthen SNAP by passing H.R. 1276 — the “Closing the Meal Gap Act” of 2017 to: Base SNAP benefit allotments on the more adequate Low-Cost Food Plan; Boost SNAP benefits for families with children forced to choose between food and shelter; Boost SNAP benefits for older Americans forced to choose between food and medicine; Boost the SNAP minimum monthly benefit to $25 per month; and Ensure that jobless adults are offered employment and training opportunities before time limiting their SNAP benefits.

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  • Graphic

    Ask someone on the medical team about SNAP/Food Stamps and other food resources, or:
    Call the USDA Hunger Hotline.

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FRAC Chat

Sep 25, 2017
Guest Author

First Harvey, then Irma, now Maria – these colossal hurricanes hit Texas, Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and beyond with an impact that will be felt for months, if not years to come. These record-breaking disasters have already overturned the lives of millions, and the full extent of Maria’s destruction remains to be seen. The survivors of these disasters will have a lot of challenges to contend with, but hunger should not be one of them.