December 14, 2021

Report Reveals How COVID-19 Exacerbated Food Insecurity for Native Communities

Media Contacts: Native American Agriculture Fund Whitney Sawney wsawney@nativeamericanagriculturefund.org 479-396-9558 Food Research & Action Center Jordan Baker jbaker@frac.org 202-640-1118 Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative Mary Belle Zook mzook@uark.edu 479-575-5128   WASHINGTON, December 14, 2021 — Almost half of Native American and Alaska Native survey respondents reported experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to […]

November 30, 2021

Reimagining Hunger in Times of Crisis: Insights from Case Examples and a Survey of Native Communities’ Food Access During COVID-19

Native American communities remain resilient in the face of disproportionately high rates of poverty, hunger, unemployment, and poor health, both before and during COVID19. For American Indian and Alaska Native communities, disparities in food insecurity are a result of the structural racism originating with colonization and continuing to the present. A key step in addressing […]

October 26, 2021

Report Shows Modest Growth in Afterschool Suppers in October 2020, but Support is Needed to Address Ongoing COVID-19 Concerns

Media Contact: Jordan Baker jbaker@frac.org 202-640-1118 WASHINGTON, October 26, 2021 — Nearly 1.5 million low-income children benefited from suppers through the Afterschool Nutrition Programs on an average day in October 2020, according to a new report released today by the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC). FRAC’s Afterschool Suppers: A Snapshot of Participation report finds schools […]

October 13, 2021

The Federal Nutrition Programs Play an Important Role in Addressing Two Pandemics: COVID-19 and Diet-Related Chronic Diseases

In addition to persistently high COVID-19 cases and deaths in the United States, an increasing number of Americans also suffer from diet-related diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and obesity. Both COVID-19 and diet-related diseases are impacted by poverty and hunger. Furthermore, structural racism drives inequity in hunger, poverty, and poor health. Government programs that […]