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USDA Guidelines on Using Existing Authority to Implement SFSP and SSO Meal DeliveryQ&As from the USDA on the logistics of delivering meals through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) while using existing authority.
One of the most important ways we can honor our nation’s veterans is by ensuring they have access to the nutrition they need to thrive.
Millions of veterans face food insecurity. According to a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service report, 11.1 percent of veterans between the ages of 18 to 64 lived in households reporting food insecurity. After controlling for demographic characteristics that normally predict food insecurity, such as age, educational attainment, and income, this report found that risk of food insecurity is 7.4 percent higher among veterans than nonveterans ages 18–64.
Disability is one of the strongest risk factors for food insecurity. In 2021, 28 percent of households that included an adult who was out of the labor force because of a disability were food insecure. This alarming rate is more than two and a half times the national rate of 10.2 percent.
To break the persistent link between disability and poverty — a root cause of hunger —, the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) joined forces with the Disability Economic Justice Collaborative (DEJC).
One important opportunity to address poverty among people with disabilities — as well as older adults — is to strengthen the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program. SSI provides monthly cash support for millions of people who are disabled, blind, or age 65 or over with low incomes and limited resources.
This September, the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health took place with the goal of ending hunger in the U.S. by 2030. It was the first conference of its kind in more than 50 years. The previous conference helped elevate hunger as a national priority and sparked major improvements and expansions to the federal nutrition programs.
Velle Perkins, an anti-hunger advocate with lived experience with food insecurity, attended the event. Below she shares her reflections on the Conference.
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- Advocacy Tool
Signed by over 900 national, state, and local organizations, FRAC’s sign-on letter urges Congressional leadership to aggressively pursue and reach a bipartisan agreement this calendar year on Child Nutrition Reauthorization and ensure that the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is updated and strengthened to reflect the program’s pressing needs.Read the sign-on letter
- Advocacy Tool
Signed by over 500 national, state, and local organizations, FRAC’s sign-on letter urges Congressional leadership to reinstate the expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC) and the expanded Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) in any end of the year tax package.Read the sign-on letter
- Fact Sheet
This fact sheet provides organizations information on how federal nutrition programs can help grandfamilies and kinship families with low incomes access healthy meals, food, and resources to buy food.Read the fact sheet
- Advocacy Tool
In this sign-on letter, FRAC and other national anti-hunger organizations call on Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member John Boozman (R-AR) to expand the Community Eligibility Provision in the upcoming Senate version of Child Nutrition Reauthorization.Read the sign-on letter