Mar 24, 2022

Supporting Families During the 2022 Tax Season: The Child Tax Credit

Anti-hunger stakeholders can take action now to ensure eligible households claim their expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC) benefits by filing a 2021 federal tax return by April 18, 2022. Outreach is particularly needed to households with the lowest income, who may not have been eligible for the CTC in the past. Many families, including more than 2.3 million children, are at risk of not receiving the expanded CTC benefit. This blog highlights key background on the expanded CTC–including its impact on poverty and hunger–and how to leverage this powerful benefit.

Mar 15, 2022

A Strengthen SNAP Agenda to Address the Hunger Cliff—Part 2

This blog focuses on procedural flexibilities available during COVID-19 and on strategies to promote efficient and equitable SNAP access and good customer service before, during, and beyond any post-PHE transitional period. Part 1 of this two-part blog summarizes the array of SNAP aid tied to the duration of that PHE declaration, makes the case for maintaining it, and outlines legislative actions to permanently strengthen SNAP benefit amounts and eligibility provisions.

Mar 09, 2022

A Sneak Peek at the 2022 Virtual National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference

FRAC’s Digital Media Coordinator

From March 15-17, anti-hunger advocates from around the country will virtually join the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference (AHPC) to share and learn best practices to eradicate hunger in America. The conference is co-sponsored by FRAC and Feeding America, in cooperation with the National CACFP Forum.
Haven’t registered yet? Registration is still open. See below for what you can expect from this annual, “can’t miss” event.

Mar 09, 2022

Hear the Maryland Crunch

MDHS Anti-Hunger Program Associate

As we celebrate National School Breakfast Week (March 7-11), Maryland Hunger Solutions is ramping up to celebrate Hear the Maryland Crunch on Thursday, March 10, to highlight the importance of school breakfast and the incredible work our school food nutrition professionals have been doing to serve healthy school meals through the immense challenges of the pandemic.

Mar 07, 2022

Hear the Crunch with D.C. Hunger Solutions

Welcome to National School Breakfast Week! On March 7-11, we are highlighting the importance of school breakfast and celebrating the hard work teachers, school nutrition staff, and families have put in to make sure students have breakfast either before the school day begins or after the bell rings. This year, D. C. Hunger Solutions will continue to celebrate the importance of school breakfast by holding our annual Hear the Crunch Day! Join us Wednesday, March 9, as we grab an apple and take a bite to show our support of school breakfast. You can follow our lead by taking a picture while taking a bite of your apple and posting on social media using the hashtags #HeartheCrunch and or #NSBW22! You can also download our Hear the Crunch Social Media Toolkit for graphics and additional information to share!