Take Action: Trump Administration’s Latest Attack on Struggling Americans Would Spike Hunger for 3 Million People
USDA’s proposed rule that would take food assistance away from 3 million people by making them ineligible to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Comment here by September 23.
SNAP Time Limit Comments
The public comment period for USDA’s proposed SNAP Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) rule has ended. Thanks to the efforts of anti-hunger and nutrition stakeholders, more than 100,000 comments on the rule were submitted.
President Signs Farm Bill
President Trump signed the Farm Bill into law on December 20. Read FRAC’s analysis. The final Farm Bill conference report was filed the evening of Monday, December 10. On December 11, the Senate passed the conference report, 87-13. The House passed the bill on December 12 by a vote of 369-47. Check out FRAC’s statement.
What Every Policymaker Should Know About Hunger
Even though the 2018 elections are over, FRAC’s one-stop-shop for anti-hunger advocates provides the facts and tools needed to ensure every candidate-turned-lawmaker knows about the extent of hunger in America and the solutions that exist to solve it.
ON THE HILL
- 2018 Farm Bill letter to House and Senate Budget and Appropriations CommitteesFRAC is proud to have played a leadership role in developing and garnering support for this letter (pdf) urging the House and Senate Budget and Appropriations Committees not to “hinder development and passage of the 2018 Farm Bill with further cuts.”
- SNAP Support Letters
Recent Publications & DataSee More Resources
State agencies, sponsors, advocates and other key stakeholders can use FRAC’s worksheet to evaluate current state policies, and identify opportunities for reducing paperwork requirements and barriers to participation.Download
- Fact Sheet
Recent FRAC CACFP Comment Letters: Regulatory and Administrative Actions, Nutrition Policy Comment Letters (CACFP Related)Read the report
- Interactive Data Tool
This interactive map provides household food insecurity rates, by state, on average over 2016-2018. Scroll over a state to view the percent of households struggling with food insecurity or very low food security. States with at least 33% of their population living in rural areas are indicated with a triangle pattern.Read more
- Interactive Data Tool
This interactive map provides household food insecurity rates, by state, on average over 2016-2018.Read more
FRAC On the Move is a series that follows FRAC’s policy and program experts as they connect with advocates across the country to explore strategies and develop solutions to end hunger. In this installment, Alex Ashbrook, FRAC’s director of special projects and initiatives, talks about participating on a panel at the 2019 UnidosUS Annual Conference, SNAP At Risk: How We Can Keep Our Kids and Families Healthy. Alex was joined by Sue Vega, the senior programs manager for Alivio Medical Center’s Get Covered Illinois programs, and Cynthia Kaser, the chief community programs development officer for La Maestra Community Health Centers. The conference, held in San Diego, California, convened thousands of attendees interested in social change, particularly for the Latinx community.
Congress is on recess until September 9. During recess, advocates should engage with their Members of Congress to advocate for stronger child nutrition programs and work to protect and strengthen SNAP. This roundup describes legislative and administrative actions currently in play on Capitol Hill, and is intended to provide the latest information for in-district meetings and site visits with Members of Congress.
As Labor Day approaches, some leading economists are warning that our nation’s economy could fall into another recession in the coming year. At the same time, the Trump administration is proposing rule changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that would undercut the program’s effectiveness in supporting low-income families working their way up the economic ladder and the program’s countercyclical impact.