FRAC’s New Online Dashboard Reveals A Shocking Number of Households Don’t Have Enough to Eat During the Pandemic

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2021 — Today, the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) released its Food Insufficiency During COVID-19 Dashboard to illustrate how the pandemic has caused alarming spikes in hunger in America.

The Dashboard features up-to-date national and state-by-state data on reported food insufficiency rates, research on how the pandemic has exacerbated existing disparities in the access to food, and resources that show the connections between hunger, poverty, and health.

FRAC Congratulates Janie Simms Hipp for USDA General Counsel Confirmation by Senate Agriculture Committee

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2021 — The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) congratulates our outgoing Board Member Janie Simms Hipp for her swift confirmation for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) General Counsel by the Senate Agriculture Committee.

Hipp, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, will be the first Native American in this position if confirmed by the full Senate and will bring an important voice to underserved communities by ensuring the fair and equitable implementation of all USDA programs.

FRAC Commends Biden Administration for Withdrawal of SNAP Rule, Preserving Meals for Millions at Home and School

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2021 — The Biden administration’s action in withdrawing a Trump administration Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) rule preserves SNAP benefits for more than 3 million people in low-income families working their way up the economic ladder and ensures a direct connection to free school meals for the children in their households.

In doing so, the Biden administration has listened to well over 150,000 individuals who had submitted comments in opposition to the proposed cut.

FRAC Supports Bill That Would Provide Healthy School Meals for All, Reduce Childhood Hunger 

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2021 — The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) strongly endorses the Universal School Meals Program Act of 2021 released today by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), and Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.). The proposed bill would ensure that all children have access to nutritious meals while they are at school, summer and afterschool programs, and child care.

FRAC Applauds Biden Administration for Critical Investments in Food Programs in American Families Plan

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2021 — Today, President Biden presented the anticipated American Families Plan, a comprehensive plan that will strengthen federal nutrition programs that impact millions of adults and children and go a long way to support struggling families. The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) is thrilled that the Biden administration has heeded the calls of anti-hunger organizations to address the growing hunger gaps in child nutrition driven by the COVID-19 pandemic.