Data Analysis Reveals that Millions of Households with Seniors Rely on SNAP to Stave Off Hunger

WASHINGTON, October 31, 2018 — One in 10 households with seniors (age 60+) participated in SNAP), on average each year between 2012–2016. This is according to new interactive tools from FRAC, in collaboration with AARP Foundation. These first-of-their-kind interactive maps and accompanying tables show the share of all households with seniors that participated in SNAP nationally, in each state, and among the nation’s 3,142 counties.

Significant Gains Made in Afterschool Supper Participation, but Demand for Quality Afterschool Programs Still Outstrips Supply

WASHINGTON, October 10, 2018 — More than 1.2 million low-income children benefited from afterschool suppers on an average weekday in October 2017, an 11 percent increase from the previous year, according to the annual Afterschool Suppers: A Snapshot of Participation. The report analyzes participation data in the federal Afterschool Supper Program and Afterschool Snack Program, nationally and by state.

Millions of Americans Continue to Struggle Against Poverty

WASHINGTON, September 12, 2018 — Nearly 40 million people in the United States live in poverty, according to today’s annual release of income, poverty, and health insurance data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The data reveal a small and not statistically significant decline in the poverty rate, from 12.7 percent in 2016 to 12.3 percent in 2017.

New ERS Report Underscores that Food Insecurity in America is Still Far Too High

WASHINGTON, September 5, 2018 — More than 40 million Americans lived in households struggling with food insecurity — limited or uncertain access to enough food — in 2017, according to a report released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service. The data reveal a decline in household food insecurity in 2017 from the previous year, with the rate dropping from 12.3 to 11.8 percent.

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