Resources for COVID-19
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.
Women have lost jobs at higher rates than men during the COVID-19 pandemic. Child care burdens are falling disproportionately to women. In addition, women have faced higher rates of poverty and food insecurity during the crisis. Some have even called this recession a “she-cession.”
For many cultures and faiths, it’s the holiday season. While each holiday is unique, they share some similarities, and one of those is the important symbol of light. For example, diyas are lit for Diwali, menorahs for Hanukkah, yule logs for Christmas, and kinaras for Kwanzaa.
With the COVID-19 pandemic’s dual health and economic crises, natural disasters, and voter suppression — both subtle and overt — voting in 2020 could be more complicated than ever for people around the country.
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Once you send out your school meal applications, how can you increase school meal application returns? FRAC has compiled a list of best practices to help!Read the guide
Wyoming’s experience P-EBT provides insight into the rewards of directly issuing the benefits instead of requiring applications and how a state could move from an application process to direct issuance.Read the report
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Schools and community sponsors operating the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), the Seamless Summer Option (SSO), and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Afterschool Meal Program can receive federal funding for providing meals on weekends, school holidays, and school breaks during this school year. As COVID-19 continues to disproportionately impact families with children, this remains an important but currently underutilized opportunity to reduce hunger and support good nutrition during COVID-19 and to support program operations while drawing down additional federal reimbursements.Explore the Best Practice
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Food banks play a critical role in expanding the reach of the federally funded child nutrition programs to meet the growing need, including during COVID-19 and beyond. With vast networks and programmatic expertise, food banks are natural leaders in promoting and providing summer and afterschool meals and working with program providers and partners to serve meals at sites across the country.Explore the Best Practice