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.

The Food Research & Action Center Extremely Pleased George Floyd Received Justice

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2021 — The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) is extremely pleased that George Floyd and his family received justice today with a jury finding Derek Chauvin guilty of Mr. Floyd’s murder. 

This is an incredibly important and symbolic moment for the country as we continue the important work of addressing systemic racism, which has been over 400 years in the making.

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.