Topic: Hunger

Free Summer Meals Help Reduce Hunger When School is Out, Report Finds

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2019 — Too many children across the country are missing out on the nutrition they need during the summer months when the school year — and access to school breakfast and lunch — ends, according to a new report from FRAC. Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation: Summer Nutrition Status Report finds that only 1 in 7 of the low-income children who participated in school lunch during the 2017–2018 school year received a summer lunch on an average weekday in July 2018.

Congress Passes Disaster Relief Bill That Includes Much-Needed Funding for Nutrition Assistance in Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2019 — Congress passed a long-awaited $19.1 billion disaster aid package that includes much-needed help for communities in many states and U.S. territories. Notably, it includes $600 million for Puerto Rico’s Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP), which is the Commonwealth’s version of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Unlike SNAP, which is designed to provide assistance to all eligible people who apply, NAP is structured as a limited block grant.

Tags: D-SNAP, Hunger