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  • Toolkit

    This paper explains how D-SNAP works and what advocates, elected officials, and service providers can do to help meet nutrition needs before, during, and after a disaster. Whenever possible, it draws on the experience of domestic disasters, including the 2005 hurricanes (Katrina, Rita, and Wilma), the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, 2012 Hurricane Sandy, 2015 Hurricane Matthew, and many others.

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  • Fact Sheet

    The House Budget is proposing to significantly cut the number of schools eligible to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision, a federal option for high-poverty schools to offer free school meals to all students. Under the proposal, over 8,000 high-poverty schools, enrolling 3.8 million children currently participating in community eligibility, would be impacted — roughly 40 percent of the 20,000 schools currently participating.

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  • Fact Sheet

    Oklahoma’s most recent draft of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan takes a proactive approach towards increasing participation in the federal school, summer, and afterschool nutrition programs. Hunger Free Oklahoma actively engaged and provided feedback to the Oklahoma State Department of Education and are credited for advocating for language that includes best practices for increasing access to the child nutrition programs.

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  • Fact Sheet

    The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law in December 2015. The bill reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation’s 50-year-old education law. ESSA was designed to bring more decision-making back to state education agencies (SEAs) and local education agencies (LEAs — more commonly referred to as school districts) and to ensure that all students are prepared for the future, academically and professionally.

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Understanding Hunger
Palm Beach County Hunger Relief Plan
Recognizing the unacceptable consequences of local hunger, United Way of Palm Beach County and the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, backed by a group of 183 organizations, convened the Hunger Relief Project and identified the need to create a comprehensive plan to reduce local hunger.

FRAC and the University of South Carolina (USC) Center for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities were commissioned to create this Hunger Relief Plan.