Feb 27, 2020

Catch #hungerpc20 Live on Social

Digital Media Associate

Are you missing out on the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference? While nothing will compare to sharing advocacy experiences with 1,000+ of your peers, we’ll be livestreaming and live-tweeting a selection of speaker sessions and workshops!

Feb 21, 2020

Five Black Anti-Hunger Champions You Should Know

Digital Media Associate

According to the most recent national food insecurity data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, rates of food insecurity were high for households headed by African Americans — 21.2 percent — two and a half times the rate for white, non-Hispanic households. Several factors have been found to contribute to this disparity, including racial discrimination, poverty, unemployment, incarceration, and disability.

In recognition of Black History Month, FRAC honors the legacy of Black leadership on issues of hunger and poverty.

Here are five profiles of Black civil rights, anti-hunger, and anti-poverty advocates.

Feb 20, 2020

Public Charge: Pushing Back in the Wake of the Supreme Court Decision

Director of Special Projects and Initiatives

Unfortunately, on January 27th, a 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court decision lifted the nationwide injunction that was preventing the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) public charge rule from going into effect. This decision clears a path for the administration to implement the public charge rule within the United States, except for in Illinois, which has gained a statewide injunction of its own. 

The DHS US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) indicated that it will begin implementing the Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule (“Final Rule”) on February 24, 2020.

Feb 10, 2020

Conference Plenary and Workshop Sneak Peek

Digital Media Associate

From March 1–3, anti-hunger advocates from around the country will once again descend on Washington, D.C. for the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference to share and learn best practices and innovative strategies for ending hunger.