Food Research & Action Center Welcomes Five New Members to Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, February 16, 2021 — The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) today announced five new board members who will help guide the advocacy organization’s work to eradicate poverty-related hunger and undernutrition in the United States.

“We are thrilled to expand our board with distinguished leaders who will bring diverse perspectives to FRAC,” said Luis Guardia, president of FRAC. “Their respective expertise will be critical as we advance the agenda to protect and strengthen federal nutrition programs to mitigate the alarming rates of hunger in this country and to eradicate systemic racism and other root causes of hunger.”

FRAC Report Underscores School Breakfast Participation Critical to Combatting Childhood Hunger, Learning Loss Caused by COVID-19

WASHINGTON, February 9, 2021 — As school doors re-open, school breakfast will be critical in helping combat childhood hunger and learning loss prompted by COVID-19, says the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), the nation’s leading anti-hunger advocacy group.

According to FRAC’s annual School Breakfast Scorecard released today, more than 12.6 million low-income children received a free or reduced-price school breakfast on an average school day from September through February of the 2019–2020 school year. While this represents a 1.5 percent increase in participation among low-income children over the 2018-2019 school year, more needs to be done to ensure that the School Breakfast Program regains lost ground caused by the pandemic to reach more children in need.

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.