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
“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.”Download the infographic
- 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.Find out more
- 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.Read more
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.
Ask someone on the medical team about SNAP/Food Stamps and other food resources, or:Download the poster
Call the USDA Hunger Hotline.
FRAC’s live-feed provides updates on how federal nutrition programs are responding to meet the needs of those affected by recent natural disasters.
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.
Research clearly demonstrates that school breakfast programs improve students’ academic performance and health. But what does that look like in real life?