Upcoming Event
Join Us at FRAC's Benefit Breakfast!

Join us for our Benefit Breakfast on Thursday, December 7 at the Capital Hilton. Networking begins at 8 a.m.

Senate Agriculture Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) will be joining us to discuss the latest on the Farm Bill. Following her remarks, award-winning journalist Ray Suarez will moderate a discussion, “Forging Ahead—Building a Nation Free from Hunger,” with pediatrician Kofi Essel, MD, MPH, FAAP, Salaam Bhatti, FRAC’s new SNAP Director, and Sherry Brennan, FRAC Board Member.


Nov 20, 2023
Alexandra Ashbrook

In recognition of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week in November, this blog lifts up opportunities to take action to support millions of families who are experiencing food insecurity and housing instability.
Across the nation, tens of millions of people are struggling to keep up with skyrocketing rents, stagnant incomes, and the end of COVID-19 pandemic-relief supports, which have resulted in growing food insecurity and housing instability. The “rent eats first” and “heat or eat” are phrases anti-hunger stakeholders hear all too often.

Nov 09, 2023
Alexandra Ashbrook

Veterans Day provides a prime opportunity to not only reflect on the unconscionable rates of food insecurity among veterans, but also to highlight efforts to ensure no veteran goes hungry.
This Veterans Day, take a moment to recognize the great work that is being done to address hunger among veterans and to double down on needed efforts to ensure no veteran goes hungry.

Nov 08, 2023
Elisabet Eppes, Deputy Director, Maryland Hunger Solutions

Maryland Hunger Solutions is excited to announce the publication of the 2023 Maryland Hunger Profiles, a comprehensive resource, featuring the latest participation data for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), K–12 child nutrition programs, and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). The report, updated by Maryland Hunger Solutions annually, provides information at the state and county level. Each hunger profile also contains key demographic data points, including population, median household income, and percentage of the population living below the Federal Poverty Level.

Recent Publications & Data

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  • Fact Sheet

    By providing benefits to purchase food, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is vital to supporting the nutrition, health, and well-being of military veterans. New temporary SNAP time limit exemptions went into effect September 1, including for veterans (e.g., people with military experience regardless of the conditions of their discharge or release) pursuant to the 2023 Fiscal Responsibility Act. Ensuring that the time limit exemptions for the newly exempt are implemented effectively is an important strategy to improve veterans’ access to SNAP.

    Read the fact sheet
  • Guide

    This brief examines recent standards-setting initiatives within the healthcare sector regarding screening for food insecurity and other health-related social needs. It offers recommendations for anti-hunger advocates to leverage screening efforts to improve the nutrition, health, and well-being of people struggling to put food on the table.

    Read the guide
  • Guide

    There are two pathways for children to be deemed eligible to receive benefits through the Summer EBT Program, which is set to begin in summer 2024. The first is through automatic issuance, and the second is via a Summer EBT application. This resource outlines these pathways as well as frequently asked questions.

    Read the guide
  • Report

    The 2021 expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC) showed a clear path to dramatically cutting hunger and poverty — the central
    root cause of hunger — among households with children. These essential benefits for children and their families were
    lost when the CTC expired in December 2021. This brief provides key information anti-hunger and nutrition stakeholders
    need to know about the 2021 expanded CTC, its impact on households with children related to hunger, food spending,
    and poverty — including new state-level data — and opportunities to take action to make permanent an expanded and
    more inclusive CTC at the federal and state level.

    Read the research brief