Apr 06, 2020

Advocacy: A Great Way to Ensure Your Neighbors Will Have Food on the Table

FRAC President

The COVID-19 pandemic presents a twin threat to public health and the American economy. It is creating significant challenges for 37 million people across the country who are living in food-insecure households and for untold others who are on the brink of poverty, which is the root cause of hunger. Social distancing, decreased work opportunities, and school, child care, and senior center closures are exacerbating the struggles of families that were already wondering how they will put their next meal on the table, and do not have the resources to stockpile food during this crisis.

Mar 10, 2020

Responding to the Impacts of the Coronavirus on Health, Well-being, and Food Security

Food Research & Action Center

The COVID-19 virus presents particular challenges for low-income people. To ensure those who lack resources to stockpile food and other basic necessities, and who rely on school breakfast and lunch to help feed their children nutritious food, administrators and legislators should consider adapting Disaster SNAP and disaster provisions of other federal nutrition programs to provide nutrition resources for low-income consumers and to make up for disrupted school meals service; suspending implementation of rules changes that weaken SNAP benefits and enrollment; and increasing SNAP benefit amounts to bolster the program’s countercyclical impacts.

Feb 28, 2020

FRAC’S Early Role in Expanding WIC

Food Research & Action Center

In this three-part blog series, FRAC’s Founding Executive Director, Ron Pollack, explores FRAC’s role in the expansion of three programs: WIC, SNAP, and school meals.

Feb 28, 2020

The Census Connection to Improving the Food Security of the Nation

Director of Special Projects and Initiatives

A full, fair, and accurate census is a necessary precursor to our nation’s efforts to address poverty and food insecurity. Below is a quick overview of the census, why the census is so critical to addressing hunger, and why anti-hunger advocates need to get involved in census-related activities.