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.

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.