White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health
This September, the White House will convene a Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. You can help shape the Conference’s priorities now by sharing your lived experiences with hunger and recommendations for solutions with the White House. Raise your voice to end hunger in America!
New Report
Community Eligibility: The Key to Hunger-Free Schools, School Year 2021–2022
FRAC’s Community Eligibility: The Key to Hunger-Free Schools, School Year 2021–2022 report analyzes community eligibility adoption–nationally and for each state and the District of Columbia–in the 2021–2022 school year.

FRAC Chat

Aug 09, 2022
LaMonika Jones, Anti-Hunger Program Analyst

Summertime is perfect for warm weather, outdoor adventures, and plenty of sunshine! It’s also an opportunity to celebrate the importance of local food procurement and agriculture-based nutrition education in child nutrition programs on Farm to Summer Day, August 9, in Washington, D.C.

Aug 04, 2022
Andrew Cheyne, SNAP Deputy Director and Ellen Vollinger, SNAP Director

New Urban Institute research shows that, compared to not having the benefit expansions, the combination of the fall 2021 Thrifty Food Plan (TFP) update and the provision of temporary Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Emergency Allotments (EAs) reduced poverty in quarter four of 2021 by 14.1 percent and child poverty by 21.8 percent.

The findings underscore the importance of policy decisions on people’s lives. Much weaker impacts were estimated for states that had decided to stop issuing EAs by the fall of 2021. Unless Congress takes further action, all SNAP EAs will end when the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Declaration expires.

Jul 28, 2022
Rhea Jayaswal, Child Nutrition Intern, Food Research & Action Center and Nathan Garcia, FRAC Emerson National Hunger Fellow at Congressional Hunger Center, SNAP Policy and Child Nutrition

The Community Eligibility Provision allows high-need schools to offer breakfast and lunch to all students at no cost. Two recent papers published by the National Bureau of Economic Research highlight the benefits of community eligibility for families with school-age children and entire communities. These are working papers, meaning they have not yet been peer-reviewed.
Together, these papers demonstrate the value of community eligibility to fight inflation, reduce expenses, and improve food security. As the cost of living continues to increase, expanding access to healthy school meals is a critical way to help families and communities struggling to make ends meet.

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