TODAY: September 23 - FINAL DAY TO COMMENT!

Oppose Trump Administration’s Latest Attack on Struggling Americans - Comment Deadline Today
The Trump administration’s proposed rule would take food assistance away from 3 million people by making them ineligible to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the nation’s first line of defense against hunger. Let the Administration know that this rule would increase hunger and poverty in this country, especially for working families with children whose net incomes are below the poverty line, and families and seniors with even a small amount of savings who would be kicked off of SNAP. See 10 Good Reasons to Comment Against the Rule.
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Best Practices for Preventing or Reducing School Meal Debt
Recognizing the educational and health benefits of the school nutrition programs, many school districts and a number of state policies include providing a reimbursable school lunch to students regardless of their ability to pay. These districts can take important steps to reduce or eliminate the school meal debt that this approach can incur. Strategies include offering school breakfast, school lunch or breakfast and lunch at no charge to all students when it is financially viable; taking steps to ensure that all students who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals are certified to receive them; implementing USDA policies that can help reduce school meal debt; and responding quickly when students begin to accrue debt.

FRAC Chat

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.

Sep 04, 2019
Alexandra Ashbrook

FRAC On the Move is a series that follows FRAC’s policy and program experts as they connect with advocates across the country to explore strategies and develop solutions to end hunger. In this installment, Alex Ashbrook, FRAC’s director of special projects and initiatives, talks about participating on a panel at the 2019 UnidosUS Annual Conference, SNAP At Risk: How We Can Keep Our Kids and Families Healthy. Alex was joined by Sue Vega, the senior programs manager for Alivio Medical Center’s Get Covered Illinois programs, and Cynthia Kaser, the chief community programs development officer for La Maestra Community Health Centers. The conference, held in San Diego, California, convened thousands of attendees interested in social change, particularly for the Latinx community.

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