March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Updates

What you need to know: On March 10, the House passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, sending it to the President for his signature. The COVID-19 relief bill will help bolster nutrition assistance for tens of millions of people across the country. Explore the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s Facts on Nutrition Assistance in [...]
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 […]

August 3, 2020

Communications Toolkit: Summer Reports 2020

According to FRAC’s Summer Nutrition Reports, participation in Summer Nutrition Programs is declining. FRAC has developed a communications toolkit to help you spread the word about the benefits of summer nutrition programs, effective strategies for increasing participation, and program recommendations for COVID-19. The toolkit includes the report, as well as the national news release, a model […]