Topic: D-SNAP

Responding to the Impacts of the Coronavirus on Health, Well-being, and Food Security

Food Research & Action Center

The COVID-19 virus presents particular challenges for low-income people. To ensure those who lack resources to stockpile food and other basic necessities, and who rely on school breakfast and lunch to help feed their children nutritious food, administrators and legislators should consider adapting Disaster SNAP and disaster provisions of other federal nutrition programs to provide nutrition resources for low-income consumers and to make up for disrupted school meals service; suspending implementation of rules changes that weaken SNAP benefits and enrollment; and increasing SNAP benefit amounts to bolster the program’s countercyclical impacts.

CalFresh Fights Hunger in the Face of California Wildfires

As wildfires swept through Northern California in October 2017, the California Department of Social Services, in partnership with the USDA and the impacted California counties, rushed to bring relief to impacted people through SNAP. In the process, stakeholders learned three key lessons for disaster and nutrition leaders.

In the Wake of Disaster, USDA Steps Up With Emergency Food Relief

First Harvey, then Irma, now Maria – these colossal hurricanes hit Texas, Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and beyond with an impact that will be felt for months, if not years to come. These record-breaking disasters have already overturned the lives of millions, and the full extent of Maria’s destruction remains to be seen. The survivors of these disasters will have a lot of challenges to contend with, but hunger should not be one of them.

Tags: D-SNAP