FRAC Applauds Biden’s Executive Order to Begin Work to Reverse Public Charge Rules

WASHINGTON, February 4, 2021 — The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) commends President Biden for signing Tuesday’s Executive Order that paves the way for undoing the harms of the Trump administration’s draconian public charge rules. 

These rules have deterred millions of immigrants from seeking desperately needed nutrition, health, and housing assistance and led to a hungrier, sicker, and poorer nation.  

Food Research & Action Center Urges Swift Confirmation of Tom Vilsack as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

WASHINGTON, February 2, 2021 — The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) congratulates Tom Vilsack, President Biden’s nominee for U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, on his confirmation hearing today before the Senate Agriculture Committee. The nominee received bipartisan praise from the panel. FRAC urges Senate leadership to bring Vilsack’s confirmation vote to the floor quickly in order to expedite the nation’s response to the deepening hunger crisis.

Latest USDA Data Reveal SNAP and Child Nutrition Programs Critical to Mitigating Spikes in Hunger Caused by COVID-19 Crisis

WASHINGTON, January 28, 2021 – Hunger in this country has spiked dramatically as a result of the public health and economic fallout of COVID-19 but data released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) show that things would be far worse if not for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and child nutrition programs. We applaud President Biden for his recent actions to address hunger and Congress for taking steps last year in the right direction. Yet both the administration and Congress must make greater strides to ensure millions of struggling households get the nutrition they need and hasten economic recovery.