WASHINGTON, November 12, 2021 — The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) is delighted to announce Vijay Das has been named Senior Lobbyist for the leading national nonprofit organization working to eradicate poverty-related hunger and undernutrition in the United States.

Das will advance FRAC’s legislative priorities by engaging with Members of Congress and the Biden administration, elevating the organization’s network of state and local anti-hunger advocates. He will focus on fostering and strengthening relationships with other nonprofit organizations, and promoting shared goals and policies that will help eradicate hunger and undernutrition.

“FRAC is thrilled to have Vijay on the team,” said Luis Guardia, president of FRAC. “He is an exceptional lobbyist who will do great work advocating on behalf of households in need of a stronger nutrition safety net to help combat hunger.”

Das has nearly a decade of advocacy experience in the nation’s capital, spanning issues relevant to fighting poverty and advancing democracy reforms in America. Prior to FRAC, he served as Senior Campaign Strategist at the public policy think tank Demos and as a Health Care Policy Advocate at Public Citizen’s Congress Watch division.

Das has also worked as a policy fellow for the California Attorney General and in the U.S. Senate. His writing on race, the economy, and criminal justice reform has appeared in YES! Magazine, CNN, USA Today, Salon, Univision News, The Guardian, The San Francisco Chronicle, among other outlets.

“It’s unacceptable families struggle to find affordable nutritious meals. The public wants to end hunger,” said Das. “I am excited to join efforts to address the glaring levels of food insecurity in our country,” continued Das. “I am eager to help expand access to healthy foods and eliminate poverty and hunger in America.”

Das is a graduate of Vassar College and UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy.


The Food Research & Action Center improves the nutrition, health, and well-being of people struggling against poverty-related hunger in the United States through advocacy, partnerships, and by advancing bold and equitable policy solutions. To learn more, visit FRAC.org and follow us on Twitter and on Facebook.