Food Research & Action Center Calls on Senate to Swiftly Pass Voting Rights Legislation

WASHINGTON, January 11, 2022 — The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) calls on the Senate to swiftly pass the Freedom to Vote Act and the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

Passage of this historic legislation will dismantle obstacles to voting, including those caused by the lingering harms of Jim Crow laws and the more recent waves of draconian state proposals, and ensure essential protections for voters, especially those who have historically endured decades of disenfranchisement. Ensuring that all eligible people can vote is a cornerstone of a functioning and just democracy, and is vital to nationwide efforts to end hunger and poverty in America.

Food Research & Action Center Applauds USDA’s Investment to Support School Meals, Calls for Waivers to be Extended

WASHINGTON, January 7, 2022 —The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) is pleased the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the 2022 Summer Food Service Program reimbursement rates, which will provide schools an additional 25 cents per lunch and 14 cents per breakfast. USDA estimates this increase will provide an additional $750 million to support school meals across the country.

FRAC Applauds USDA for New Investments in School Meals Amid Recent Supply Chain Disruptions 

WASHINGTON, December 17, 2021 — The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) applauds the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for providing much-needed assistance to help schools respond to supply chain disruptions. 

This funding will help school meal program operators offset recent challenges with supply chain issues and accelerate their efforts to provide continued support to families experiencing food insecurity, especially for Black, Latinx, and Native American households who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

Report Reveals How COVID-19 Exacerbated Food Insecurity for Native Communities

WASHINGTON, December 14, 2021 — Almost half of Native American and Alaska Native survey respondents reported experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report released by the Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF), the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) and the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative (IFAI) at the University of Arkansas.