Topic: Senior Hunger

5 Grandparents Tell FRAC and Generations United How the Federal Nutrition Programs Help Feed Grandfamilies

Digital Media Associate

As the number of grandfamilies continues to rise, data on the state of grandfamilies is growing, including alarming data pointing to grandfamilies’ vulnerability to poverty and hunger. To elevate the unique challenges grandfamilies face — and to highlight the importance of the federal nutrition programs to addressing those challenges — FRAC, in collaboration with Generations United, collected and shared real-life narratives of grandparents raising grandchildren. Below is a selection of these narratives, first shared during this year’s Grandparents Day (September 8).

FRAC On the Move: 2019 Intergenerational Conference

Special Projects and Initiatives Associate

FRAC On the Move is a series that follows FRAC’s policy and program experts as they connect with advocates across the country to explore strategies and develop solutions to end hunger.

In this installment, Susan Beaudoin, FRAC’s Special Projects and Initiatives Associate, writes about presenting on grandfamily hunger and the federal nutrition programs at the 2019 Intergenerational Conference in Portland, Oregon. The conference, hosted this year by Generations United and Bridge Meadows, brought together leaders, educators, and advocates to learn, network, and share innovative practices and programs in the intergenerational field.

Making the Case: States Must Close the Senior SNAP Gap

Special Projects and Initiatives Associate

As people age, they should be able to look forward to living healthy, happy, and hunger-free lives, not lives burdened by food insecurity. Fortunately, solutions are available for addressing senior hunger, and one of the most effective solutions is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

The President’s Groundhog Day Budget is Familiar and Devastating for Low-Income People

FRAC President

The President’s Groundhog Day Budget came out later than it is due to Congress, and after Groundhog Day, but is no less Groundhog-ish because it was late. Like Phil Connors (aka Bill Murray) in the film Groundhog Day, the President’s fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget is caught in a loop, repeating many of the worst ideas from past years when it comes to public policy for low-income Americans.