Latest Emergency Package Includes Important Investments, but More Needs to be Done to Help Struggling Households Keep Food on the Table

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2020 — The compromise on the $2 trillion emergency package includes key investments that address some important COVID-19 challenges that workers, health care providers, and state and local governments face, but more action is needed to help struggling households keep food on the table. Lawmakers must boost SNAP benefits in any future stimulus packages.

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Children’s HealthWatch Receives National Anti-Hunger Advocacy Award

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2020 — FRAC awarded the Dr. Raymond Wheeler/Senator Paul Wellstone Anti-Hunger Advocacy Leadership Award to Children’s HealthWatch and its founder and principal investigator, Deborah Frank, MD. The award was presented during the 2020 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference, held in Washington, D.C. from March 1–3. The Dr. Raymond Wheeler/Senator Paul Wellstone Anti-Hunger Advocacy Leadership Award is awarded each year by FRAC to an advocacy group and individual who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the fight against hunger in America.