Food Research & Action Center Names New Director of Development, Darin Allen, to Lead Fundraising Strategy and Stakeholder Engagement Efforts

WASHINGTON, September 17, 2021 — The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) is delighted to announce Darin Allen has been named Director of Development at the leading national nonprofit organization working to eradicate poverty-related hunger and undernutrition in the United States.

Allen will oversee FRAC’s fundraising initiatives, including its Annual Benefit Dinner, foundation and corporate relations, and major gifts program.

Investments in SNAP and School Lunch Lifted Millions Out of Poverty in 2020, According to Census

WASHINGTON, September 15, 2021 — Millions of people in America were lifted out of poverty in 2020 due to investments in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), school meals and child nutrition programs, unemployment insurance benefits and stimulus payments to support essential economic recovery, according to the latest release of income, poverty, and health insurance data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

FRAC Report Reveals How COVID-19 Exacerbated Disparities in America

WASHINGTON, September 10, 2021 — The latest comprehensive data analysis on how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated inequities in America was released today by the Food Research & Action Center. FRAC’s report, Hunger, Poverty, and Health Disparities During COVID-19 and the Federal Nutrition Programs’ Role in an Equitable Recovery, examines the linkages between hunger, poverty, health, and equity during the first year of the pandemic. 

FRAC Applauds Historic Increase in SNAP Benefits

WASHINGTON, August 16, 2021 — The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) commends the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for its reevaluation and cost adjustment of the Thrifty Food Plan, a measure used to calculate the monthly Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit allotment. SNAP serves as the nation’s first line of defense against hunger and this historic increase in program benefits will go a long way in ensuring tens of millions of households across the country can better afford to put nutritious food on the table.