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According to the most recent national food insecurity data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, rates of food insecurity were high for households headed by African Americans — 21.2 percent — two and a half times the rate for white, non-Hispanic households. Several factors have been found to contribute to this disparity, including racial discrimination, poverty, unemployment, incarceration, and disability.
In recognition of Black History Month, FRAC honors the legacy of Black leadership on issues of hunger and poverty.
Here are five profiles of Black civil rights, anti-hunger, and anti-poverty advocates.
Unfortunately, on January 27th, a 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court decision lifted the nationwide injunction that was preventing the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) public charge rule from going into effect. This decision clears a path for the administration to implement the public charge rule within the United States, except for in Illinois, which has gained a statewide injunction of its own.
The DHS US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) indicated that it will begin implementing the Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule (“Final Rule”) on February 24, 2020.
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On February 10, 2020, President Trump released his fiscal year (FY) 2021 budget proposal, which recycles many of the harmful proposals in the president’s previous budgets. In it, he proposes huge cuts to overall U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funding and devastating cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and child nutrition programs. The proposed budget ignores recent congressional rejection of similar proposals and wholly disregards the critical role that the federal nutrition programs play in alleviating hunger and poverty in the U.S.
This analysis highlights areas of the budget that fund key anti-hunger and anti-poverty programs and how the proposed budget, if implemented, would harm the health and well-being of millions of people in our country. See FRAC’s statement on the cuts.Read the report
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With implementation of the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule beginning February 24, 2020, anti-hunger and nutrition stakeholders have important roles to play in providing basic facts about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and other public benefit programs and in providing referrals to reliable legal resources on public charge questions.
This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is designed to educate anti-hunger and nutrition stakeholders on the DHS public charge rule and how the rule intersects with the food security take the place of legal advice from an immigration attorney.of immigrant families. This FAQ does not constitute legal advice or take the place of legal advice from an immigration attorney.Read the FAQs
- Fact Sheet
The Trump Administration’s new Department of Homeland Security public charge rule does not include receiving free or reduced-price school meals. The new rule directly impacts a relatively small group of people, but it is expected to have a broader “chilling effect” that will reduce the number of immigrant families applying for benefits, including school meals. This resource helps make sense of the landscape by answering key questions.Read the report
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently issued a proposed rule that would roll back important aspects of the current school meal nutrition standards and significantly unravel the progress made under the Healthy, hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.Learn more