Food Research & Action Center Condemns Racism and Police Brutality

WASHINGTON, April 13, 2021 — The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) is deeply saddened and outraged by the recent police brutality in Minneapolis and Windsor, Virginia. They are tragic reminders that there is still much work to be done in addressing the systemic racism and racial bias that exist in our country.

Food Research & Action Center Applauds USDA for Increasing Emergency SNAP Benefits, Providing Millions with Additional Relief During COVID-19

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2021 — The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) is pleased that the Biden administration has heeded our recommendation to expand Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Emergency Allotments during COVID-19.

We applaud the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for taking action to improve food relief by providing $1 billion per month in additional food assistance to SNAP participants, making the program more equitable for low-income households in need during the pandemic.

Food Research & Action Center Strongly Condemns Acts of Violence Against Asian American Communities

WASHINGTON, March 17, 2021 — Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we know that Asian Americans have been living in fear. In addition to being disproportionately impacted by the public health and hunger crisis, these communities increasingly have become the target of hate crimes. The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) emphatically condemns the acts of violence committed against Asian Americans. The senseless and tragic events over the past year, and as recently as yesterday in Atlanta, must stop — now. 

Permanent Block of Public Charge Rule Key Step Forward to Ensuring Immigrants Can Access Critical Nutrition Programs

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2021 — The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) is beyond pleased that the 2019 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) public charge rule has been blocked permanently nationwide. This exciting news comes on the heels of yesterday’s Department of Justice (DOJ) decision to stop defending the Trump-era public charge regulations and court dismissals of pending appeals by the U.S. Supreme Court and others.