American Rescue Plan Critical to Addressing Nation’s Hunger Crisis

WASHINGTON, January 15, 2021 — The Food Research & Action Center applauds President-elect Joe Biden for introducing the American Rescue Plan to address the public health and economic crisis created by COVID-19. The pandemic has deepened America’s hunger crisis and Black and Latinx households have been particularly hard hit. The long-awaited food assistance outlined in this plan — called for by FRAC and its network of anti-hunger advocates for months — will go a long way in helping struggling households in all corners of the country put food on the table.

FRAC Applauds Bipartisan COVID Relief Bill, Long-Term Investments Still Needed to Offset Alarming Spikes in Hunger

WASHINGTON, December 21, 2020 — The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) commends Congressional leaders for proposing a COVID-19 relief package that makes an immediate and essential downpayment on nutrition and other critical assistance for tens of millions of people across the country whose lives have been upended by the pandemic. Black and Latinx households have been particularly hit hard.

FRAC Congratulates Tom Vilsack for Agriculture Secretary Nomination

WASHINGTON, December 9, 2020 —The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), congratulates Tom Vilsack on his nomination as Secretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in the Biden-Harris Administration. Secretary Vilsack, who was awarded FRAC’s 2016 Distinguished Service Award for his longstanding and influential service in improving access and nutrition quality in the child nutrition programs, will reprise his role from the Obama Administration, serving as an experienced leader who can take swift, much-needed action to advance programs and policies to end hunger in America.