FRAC’s latest School Breakfast Scorecard found more low-income children received free or reduced-price school breakfast through the School Breakfast Program on an average day during September 2019 through February 2020.
Now, more children will be susceptible to hunger and losing ground academically due to school closures. Pandemic-related learning loss could widen academic achievement gaps for students of low-income households. School breakfast will be critical in helping combat childhood hunger and learning loss.
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.
In honor of Black History Month, here are 8 Black anti-hunger champions you should know.
If you’ve ever watched “I’m Just a Bill” from Schoolhouse Rock, you’re familiar with the process of how a bill becomes a law. But one thing the animated bill from the video may not have explained is how budget reconciliation works. Congress is currently pursuing budget reconciliation to pass the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package based on President Biden’s American Rescue Plan.
COVID-19 and the unexpected switch to remote learning have negatively impacted college students’ academic performance, mental health, and food security. Even before the pandemic, food insecurity was widespread across the most well-resourced campuses.
Food insecurity has historically and disproportionately affected students of color, older students, former foster youth, parenting students, students who experienced childhood food insecurity, and first-generation college students.
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Is P-EBT coming to your state? Need to spread the word? Use these customizable graphics to share on social media and beyond.Use the Graphic
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Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for the American Rescue Plan.Read the summary
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Curious about Budget Reconciliation? Trying to learn more about the process and steps to look out for? Explore this three-page report to help you prepare for the Budget Reconciliation process.Read the report
This report analyzes national and state participation in the Afterschool Nutrition Programs in October 2019 when compared to participation in October 2018.Read the report