Topic: School Meals

Food Research & Action Center Endorses the No Shame at School Act

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2019 — FRAC announced its support of the No Shame at School Act, introduced by Rep. Ilhan Omar and Sen. Tina Smith, both Democrats from Minnesota. The bill would ban any kind of identification of students who cannot pay for lunch at school, like wristbands or hand stamps, and not allow schools to publish lists of students who owe money for school meals or use debt collectors to recoup meal fees.

More Low-Income Students Receive Free School Meals in the 2018–2019 School Year Through Community Eligibility

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2019 — More students across the country are benefiting from community eligibility, according to a report released by FRAC. Community Eligibility: The Key to Hunger-Free Schools finds that the number of schools participating in community eligibility grew by 14 percent compared to the 2017–2018 school year, with 64.2 percent of eligible schools participating.