June 21, 2021

SNAP Promotes Food Security, Jobs, and Dignity During COVID-19 and Beyond

According to the latest monthly figures (from March 2021), on average more than 42.4 million Americans — or approximately 1 in 8 Americans — participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This increased participation reflects the public health and economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. By comparison, in the pre-pandemic month of February 2020, […]

June 16, 2021

COVID-19 and School Meals Participation in Spring 2020

This report explores the impact of COVID-19 on access to meals and snacks when schools shuttered during the pandemic by analyzing March, April, and May 2020 meal service data for the School Breakfast Program (SBP) and the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), which includes the meals and snacks served through the Seamless Summer Option, the […]

June 10, 2021

One Year of WIC During COVID-19: Waivers are Vital to Participation and Benefit Redemption

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a federal nutrition program that provides low-income nutritionally at-risk pregnant women, postpartum mothers, infants, and children up to 5 years old with nutritious foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to health care. WIC is an important resource during COVID-19. WIC improves participants’ […]