Free Summer Meals Help Reduce Hunger When School is Out, Report Finds

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2019 — Too many children across the country are missing out on the nutrition they need during the summer months when the school year — and access to school breakfast and lunch — ends, according to a new report from FRAC. Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation: Summer Nutrition Status Report finds that only 1 in 7 of the low-income children who participated in school lunch during the 2017–2018 school year received a summer lunch on an average weekday in July 2018.

Food Research & Action Center Endorses the No Shame at School Act

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2019 — FRAC announced its support of the No Shame at School Act, introduced by Rep. Ilhan Omar and Sen. Tina Smith, both Democrats from Minnesota. The bill would ban any kind of identification of students who cannot pay for lunch at school, like wristbands or hand stamps, and not allow schools to publish lists of students who owe money for school meals or use debt collectors to recoup meal fees.