Topic: Legislation

Mission Possible: FRAC Finds the Connection

Food Research & Action Center

This post was originally published on May 22 as a part of the Mission Possible blog series from Nonprofit VOTE and Independent Sector. The series explores “the different ways a variety of nonprofits are embedding voter engagement into their work.”

The Price Is (Not) Right

Food Research & Action Center

As it does every June, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) this month will calculate the cost of a bare-bones market basket (the Thrifty Food Plan), which will serve as the basis for setting the maximum Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit allotment for the fiscal year starting in October 2019. Because of flawed assumptions behind the plan, the USDA’s pricing will leave SNAP households without enough benefits to afford a month’s worth of nutritious food.

Spring 2019 Legislative Roundup: Bills to Watch

Government Relations Associate

Spring is in full bloom in Washington, D.C., and so are key pieces of legislation that FRAC is monitoring and weighing in on. Below is an overview of legislative proposals in the 116th Congress to look out for that would impact critical anti-hunger and anti-poverty programs.