With the COVID-19 pandemic’s dual health and economic crises, natural disasters, and voter suppression — both subtle and overt — voting in 2020 could be more complicated than ever for people around the country.
Elections matter. This is particularly true for the 2020 election, billed as the election of our lifetime. Few could have predicted that the election would occur during a public health and economic crisis created by COVID-19 and a nationwide racial reckoning sparked by the police killing of George Floyd.
FRAC’s report, Afterschool Suppers: A Snapshot of Participation, released this week, finds that over 1.4 million children received a supper through the Afterschool Nutrition Programs in October 2019, an increase of 6.5 percent, or 86,900 children, from October 2018. Almost 48,000 afterschool programs across the country provided a supper, a snack, or both through the Afterschool Nutrition Programs in October 2019, an important indicator of access to afterschool nutrition.