May 31, 2019

New Research Confirms That Food Insecurity is a Major Threat to College Students’ Ability to Thrive

Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow

Across the nation, final exams were not the only thing causing stress for college students as the academic year came to an end: too many college students faced food insecurity. Mounting research demonstrates that the lack of resources to meet basic needs, including food, remains far too prevalent among college students, disrupting their ability to succeed.

Tags: Hunger, SNAP
May 29, 2019

Experts Share Key Data on WIC’s Importance and Strategies for Boosting Participation

Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow

FRAC offered a look at the report during a webinar on May 6. The webinar featured Jamie Bussel, M.P.H, Senior Program Officer for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Lanre Falusi, MD, FAAP, Pediatrician for Children’s National Health System and former President of the D.C. Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics; Ginger Farineau, Nutrition Initiatives Manager of Hunger Free Vermont; Geri Henchy, FRAC’s Director of Nutrition Policy and Early Childhood Programs; Jim Weill, FRAC’s President; and Beverley Wheeler, Director of D.C. Hunger Solutions.

May 02, 2019

Spring 2019 Legislative Roundup: Bills to Watch

Government Relations Associate

Spring is in full bloom in Washington, D.C., and so are key pieces of legislation that FRAC is monitoring and weighing in on. Below is an overview of legislative proposals in the 116th Congress to look out for that would impact critical anti-hunger and anti-poverty programs.

Apr 12, 2019

Making the Case: States Must Close the Senior SNAP Gap

Special Projects and Initiatives Associate

As people age, they should be able to look forward to living healthy, happy, and hunger-free lives, not lives burdened by food insecurity. Fortunately, solutions are available for addressing senior hunger, and one of the most effective solutions is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).