March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Updates

What you need to know: The Census has been collecting data on hardship during COVID-19 every two weeks. Learn more about how food insufficiency (sometimes or often not having enough to eat, measured for the prior 7 days) has impacted vulnerable populations throughout COVID-19. Every year the Census and USDA measure food insecurity (the inability to afford adequate, [...]
October 26, 2020

Leveraging Federal Nutrition Resources for Disaster Recovery in COVID-19

Disasters are especially challenging to handle in the midst of COVID-19. Luckily, Federal Nutrition Programs already have resources in place to address the unique needs of this time. Explore below to learn more about specific state guidance for current disasters and disaster response options from the Federal Nutrition Programs. Disaster ResourcesAn Advocate’s Guide to the [...]
July 31, 2020

Nearly 60 Percent Increase in Older Adult Food Insecurity During COVID-19: Federal Action on SNAP Needed Now

July 31, 2020 A new analysis from Diane Schanzenbach and Northwestern University shows that 13.5 percent of older adults (60+) face food insecurity, a dramatic increase of nearly 60 percent from pre-COVID-19 levels. Food insecurity rates are especially high among Black and Hispanic older adults. The analysis aligns with what communities across the country have […]

May 28, 2020

Resource Roundup: Older Adult Food Insecurity and the Response to COVID-19

May 28, 2020 This is part of a FRAC chat series for Older Americans Month.  The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted stark and entrenched racial, ethnic, and income disparities present in the United States and has exacerbated food insecurity and the need for nutritional assistance. Struggling with food insecurity and the associated health risks well before […]