Below you will find a list of six essential page-turners that every anti-hunger advocate should have on their summer reading list.


Plan of Action to End Hunger in America (pdf)
In 2008, the Obama-Biden campaign pledged to end childhood hunger by 2015. Unfortunately, their plan soon got derailed when the Administration inherited a tsunami of economic turmoil. Despite the end of the Great Recession, the nation continues to be plagued by a very uneven recovery. This new FRAC Plan of Action to End Hunger in America outlines eight essential strategies for decisively attacking hunger.

Long-Term Benefits of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (pdf)
This White House report comprehensively outlines the innumerable benefits of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Consider this your all-inclusive guide to understanding the basics of food insecurity in the U.S. and why SNAP matters to millions of Americans.

Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation: Summer Nutrition Status Report (pdf)
Millions of low-income children lose access to nutritious meals when school lets out for the summer. FRAC measured the reach of federal Summer Nutrition Programs – how effectively do they help families overcome challenges of food insecurity and what can be done to increase participation in these important programs.

SNAP Matters: How Food Stamps Affect Health and Well-Being
Written by leading SNAP experts and scholars, this book provides new analyses on the effectiveness of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in addressing food insecurity, poverty, and health.

How Hungry Is America? FRAC’s National, State, and Local Index of Food Hardship (pdf)
“Have there been times in the past 12 months when you did not have enough money to buy food that you or your family needed?” Sixteen percent of American families answered yes to this survey question posed by Gallup in 2015. Read FRAC’s analysis of the survey findings – with national, state and metropolitan statistical area data – see how your state and MSA rank on food hardship.

$2 a Day: Living On Almost Nothing In America
After decades of study, sociologist Kathryn Edin and researcher Luke Shaefer discovered that 1.5 million families in the U.S. are living on $2 per person, per day. Profiling a diverse group of low-income households, Edin and Shaefer examine the relationship between poverty and hunger in America.

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