Food Research & Action Center Applauds President Biden for Quick Action on Addressing Hunger in America

WASHINGTON, January 22, 2021 — The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) is pleased and encouraged that President Biden has twice in his first week in office announced a set of strategic actions for eradicating hunger in America, which only has been exacerbated by COVID-19.

The executive order to address food insecurity that was announced today sends an important message to the nation that ending hunger in this country must be a top priority. This sound and effective action not only provides desperately needed support for tens of millions of people struggling to put food on the table but is also an effective trigger for jump-starting the economy.

American Rescue Plan Critical to Addressing Nation’s Hunger Crisis

WASHINGTON, January 15, 2021 — The Food Research & Action Center applauds President-elect Joe Biden for introducing the American Rescue Plan to address the public health and economic crisis created by COVID-19. The pandemic has deepened America’s hunger crisis and Black and Latinx households have been particularly hard hit. The long-awaited food assistance outlined in this plan — called for by FRAC and its network of anti-hunger advocates for months — will go a long way in helping struggling households in all corners of the country put food on the table.

FRAC Applauds Bipartisan COVID Relief Bill, Long-Term Investments Still Needed to Offset Alarming Spikes in Hunger

WASHINGTON, December 21, 2020 — The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) commends Congressional leaders for proposing a COVID-19 relief package that makes an immediate and essential downpayment on nutrition and other critical assistance for tens of millions of people across the country whose lives have been upended by the pandemic. Black and Latinx households have been particularly hit hard.