Nov 20, 2020

Food insecurity and gender disparities during COVID-19

Digital Media Associate

Women have lost jobs at higher rates than men during the COVID-19 pandemic. Child care burdens are falling disproportionately to women. In addition, women have faced higher rates of poverty and food insecurity during the crisis. Some have even called this recession a “she-cession.”

Nov 16, 2020

Shine a Light on Hungry Households: Tell Congress and the President to Pass a COVID-19 Bill That Will Put Food on the Table for Millions

Content Writer/Technical Editor

For many cultures and faiths, it’s the holiday season. While each holiday is unique, they share some similarities, and one of those is the important symbol of light. For example, diyas are lit for Diwali, menorahs for Hanukkah, yule logs for Christmas, and kinaras for Kwanzaa. 

Oct 21, 2020

It’s the Homestretch: Ideas for 2020 Nonpartisan Election Activities

Director of Special Projects and Initiatives

Elections matter. This is particularly true for the 2020 election, billed as the election of our lifetime. Few could have predicted that the election would occur during a public health and economic crisis created by COVID-19 and a nationwide racial reckoning sparked by the police killing of George Floyd.

Oct 20, 2020

Afterschool Suppers and Afterschool Programs Critical Part of COVID-19 Recovery

Child Nutrition Policy Analyst

FRAC’s report, Afterschool Suppers: A Snapshot of Participation, released this week, finds that over 1.4 million children received a supper through the Afterschool Nutrition Programs in October 2019, an increase of 6.5 percent, or 86,900 children, from October 2018. Almost 48,000 afterschool programs across the country provided a supper, a snack, or both through the Afterschool Nutrition Programs in October 2019, an important indicator of access to afterschool nutrition.