As a result of FRAC’s advocacy efforts, the federal nutrition programs have become a dependable safety net for the nation’s low-income and hungry individuals. With FRAC’s leadership, Congress improved the Food Stamp Program in 2002 and 2008, improved the child nutrition programs in 2004 and 2007, and is poised to improve child nutrition programs again in 2010.
Some of FRAC’s successes include:
- Improving SNAP/Food Stamps so it reaches millions more Americans. FRAC’s advocacy work improved the program at the federal level at the same time that it spurred state and local changes in order to raise the proportion of eligible people actually participating.
- Leading the Child Nutrition Forum, a diverse group of anti-hunger and child nutrition advocates who are committed to improving and strengthening the child nutrition programs through reauthorization.
- Leading anti-poverty and anti-hunger groups in obtaining tens of billions of dollars in refundable tax credits for low-income working families with children in federal tax legislation.