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Trump Administration Wants to Cut the Power of SNAP for Millions
USDA’s proposed rule on SNAP Standardization of State Heating and Cooling Standard Utility Allowances (SUA) would cut program benefits by a total of $4.5 billion over five years. This cut would result from changes in how states take households’ utility costs into account in determining the amount of SNAP benefits for which they qualify.

Comment deadline: December 2, 2019.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Tell the administration the proposed SNAP SUA rule will have harmful impacts on health and well-being as well as on the economy.
National School Lunch Week - October 14-18
Raise Your Hand for School Lunch!
During National School Lunch Week (October 14 – 18), make some noise about the importance of school meals, including school lunch, to the health, academic success, and well-being of school-aged children. Use FRAC’s Raise Your Hand toolkit to spread the word!

Raise Your Hand Twitterstorm: Throughout Friday, October 18, 2019, share photos of your National School Lunch Week 2019 festivities on your social media feeds! Be sure to tag FRAC and use the #NSLW19 and #RaiseYourHand hashtags.

FRAC Chat

Oct 11, 2019
Amirio Freeman

As the number of grandfamilies continues to rise, data on the state of grandfamilies is growing, including alarming data pointing to grandfamilies’ vulnerability to poverty and hunger. To elevate the unique challenges grandfamilies face — and to highlight the importance of the federal nutrition programs to addressing those challenges — FRAC, in collaboration with Generations United, collected and shared real-life narratives of grandparents raising grandchildren. Below is a selection of these narratives, first shared during this year’s Grandparents Day (September 8).

Sep 23, 2019
Heather Hartline-Grafton

On July 24, the administration proposed a rule that would take away Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits from over 3 million people and jeopardize more than 500,000 children’s access to free school meals. The move is bad policy, as it threatens to make children hungrier at home and at school, and reduces access to the good nutrition provided by school meals that support child health, learning, and well-being.

Sep 17, 2019
Ellen Vollinger

September 23 is the last day to submit a comment against the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) proposed rule to slash Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility and benefits and threaten access to free school meals. If you need a reason to submit a comment on this Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility rule and to ask others to join you, below are 10 to choose from.

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