FRAC Applauds USDA Decision to Extend Key Child Nutrition Waivers Through Entire 2021–2022 School Year 

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2021 — The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) applauds the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for its decision to extend critical nationwide waivers at a time when the country continues to witness startling increases in the number of households with children experiencing hunger. The waivers are extended through the 2021–2022 school year. We look forward to working with USDA on any additional waivers that are needed to ensure children’s access to the much-needed meals that are available through the child nutrition programs. 

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.