Jul 20, 2018

Preparing for Disaster

Emerson Hunger Fellow

As the 2018 hurricane season is upon us, it is a good time to take stock of lessons learned from last year’s hurricanes and wildfires that triggered disaster nutrition assistance in many parts of the U.S. Now is the time to make sure states and their partners have the structures and plans in place to get swift and adequate food assistance, including Disaster SNAP (D-SNAP) to people in need should disasters hit in 2018.

Jul 12, 2018

The YMCA is Working to Increase Participation in the Summer Nutrition Programs in North Carolina

When the bell rang in June to mark the end of the school year, children from low-income families in North Carolina lost access to the school meals they relied on during the school year. The Summer Nutrition Programs help close this gap by providing free meals to eligible children 18 and under at YMCAs, schools, churches, and libraries, among other safe sites, across the state. Not only do children stave off hunger as a result of summer meals, they also benefit from educational and recreational activities offered at the sites that keep them active, engaged, and better prepared to return to the classroom in the fall.

Jul 03, 2018

FRAC on the Move: Addressing Senior Hunger

Director of Special Projects and Initiatives

Too many seniors face challenges that get in the way of aging well. One of those challenges is not getting adequate nutrition, and, in some cases, having to choose between food and medicine.

Jun 25, 2018

FRAC’s 2018 Summer Must-Read List

Food Research & Action Center

Stay informed with FRAC’s latest research, reports, and other resources that will help anti-hunger advocates keep up the good fight this summer and all year long.

Jun 14, 2018

Summer Programs and Meals Key to Student Success

Child Nutrition Policy Analyst

FRAC’s Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation — Summer Nutrition Report released this week finds that just over 3 million children received a lunch through the Summer Nutrition Programs in July 2017, a small decrease of 14,000 compared to the previous summer.