FRAC On the Move: Lessons from the National Senior Center Conference

FRAC On the Move is a series in which we follow our policy and program experts as they connect with advocates across the country to explore strategies to end hunger. In this installment, we hear from Director of Special Projects and Initiatives Alex Ashbrook. Follow #FRACOnTheMove on Twitter for our latest whereabouts. Tell us about […]

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Supporting Seniors: How Maryland Is Raising the Bar On SNAP Benefits

Eat breakfast or fill a prescription? Buy groceries or pay utilities? One in 11 Americans ages 65 and older struggles against hunger, forced to make these decisions every month. Fortunately, a new state law is helping to fight this harsh reality for thousands of Maryland residents, like Margaret and Ronald. For these two seniors, figuring […]

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Digging Through the Data on Recent Hunger & Poverty Research

In recent weeks, there has been a cascade of research released on the number of Americans struggling against hunger and poverty. Digging through all the latest data sets, whether from the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (USDA-ERS), or FRAC, can be daunting. Below is a quick summary of how […]

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Back to Basics: How Community Eligibility Cuts Red Tape to Help End Hunger

How can more hungry students access free school meals? Community eligibility helps communities bypass bureaucratic obstacles to ensure children are getting the nutritious meals they need to stay healthy and ready to learn. Here is a go-to guide for answering your questions about community eligibility. What is community eligibility? Benefits include increased student participation, which […]

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Celebrating Progress: National School Lunch Week 2016

Dr. Katie Wilson, Deputy Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, USDA Last week, children from more than a dozen schools and child care centers across the nation joined First Lady Michelle Obama for her final harvest of the White House garden. This event was more than just photo ops and shaking hands; kids got […]

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What Does Hunger in America Look Like?

Who do you picture when you think about hungry Americans? More than 42 million households struggled against hunger in the U.S. in 2015 — each and every one has their own story. On Wednesday, September 7, FRAC teamed up with Feeding America and more than 40 other national nonprofits and businesses committed to ending hunger […]

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Hospitals Can Treat Child Food Insecurity With Summer Meals Programs: An Interview With Marydale DeBor, JD

Marydale DeBor, founder and managing director of Fresh Advantage®, assists hospitals and other health care institutions to transform their food service and community benefit programs. DeBor is also a lecturer in the School of Medicine at Yale University. Follow this link to more information on DeBor. How did nonprofit hospitals get into the business of […]

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It’s National Farmers Market Week!

This week marks the 17th annual National Farmers Market Week and there is much to celebrate. Success stories demonstrating the ways that communities benefit when farmers’ markets and the Summer Nutrition Programs come together are cropping up across the country. According to FRAC’s Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation report, only 1 in 6 low-income children who needed summer nutrition […]

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A Victory Against Child Hunger: A Community Eligibility Success Story

Guest blogger: Maureen Fitzgerald, Director of Advocacy, Hunger Task Force Last month, Wisconsin’s Green Bay School Board voted unanimously to enroll 14 Green Bay high-poverty schools in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) (pdf).  As a result, more than 5,000 low-income children who attend Green Bay schools will now have access to breakfast and lunch at […]

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FRAC’s 2016 Summer Reading List

Below you will find a list of six essential page-turners that every anti-hunger advocate should have on their summer reading list. Plan of Action to End Hunger in America (pdf) In 2008, the Obama-Biden campaign pledged to end childhood hunger by 2015. Unfortunately, their plan soon got derailed when the Administration inherited a tsunami of […]

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