Topic: Legislation

Workshop Preview: From Policy Wonks to Grassroots Hunger Leaders, There’s Something for Everyone at the 2019 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference

Digital Media Associate

From policy wonks to health professionals to grassroots advocates to anti-hunger program service providers, the conference will have something for everyone, ensuring that every attendee will return home with new skills, resources, and tools to use in the fight to end hunger. See below for just a few examples of what’s in store (and be sure to view the full conference agenda).

Expanding the Reach of Afterschool Meals in the Nation’s Capital

Anti-Hunger Program Associate for Child Nutrition, D.C. Hunger Solutions

We are still celebrating the passage of the Healthy Parks Amendments Act of 2018, which became law in November 2018. The new law requires the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) to offer all youth attending a DPR-sponsored afterschool enrichment program a supper through the Afterschool Nutrition Programs. DPR is one of the largest providers of afterschool programming in the District, and increasing the reach of afterschool meals through DPR will help ensure more low-income children receive a supper once their classes wrap up for the day.

Remember This December: Hunger is Solvable With School Breakfast

Child Nutrition Policy Analyst

During the holidays and all year long, millions of individuals and families who struggle against hunger are able to access healthy food with support from the federal nutrition programs. To celebrate the nation’s nutrition safety net, FRAC is releasing a seven-part “Remember This December” series that will highlight the impact of seven important federal nutrition programs.

This is the sixth installment of the series, which focuses on school breakfast. Read the previous installment on the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

The USDA Has Proposed a SNAP Rule That Would Increase Hunger and Poverty. What’re Next Steps for Anti-Hunger Advocates?

Food Research & Action Center

On the heels of the President signing the 2018 Farm Bill that protects the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) from cuts proposed by the House, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today proposed a SNAP rule that would reverse one of Congress’ key decisions and leave thousands of Americans ineligible for SNAP.  The rule would limit states’ ability to waive time limits applied to some adults without dependents in areas with insufficient jobs, reducing access to nutrition assistance for people unable to find adequate hours of work.