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).

Apr 10, 2019

Economist Jay Shambaugh’s Recent Testimony Provides More Reasons to Comment Against the Trump Administration’s Proposed SNAP Rule

Legal/Food Stamp Director

Fresh evidence of economic flaws underlying the Trump Administration’s proposed Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) rule was provided in a testimony given by The Hamilton Project Director Jay Shambaugh at a recent House Agriculture Subcommittee hearing.