D.C. Hunger Solutions, founded in 2002 as an initiative of the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), works to end hunger in the nation’s capital and improve the nutrition, health, economic security, and well-being of low-income District residents.
D.C. Hunger Solutions utilizes a three-pronged strategy to overcome barriers and create self-sustaining connections between city residents and nutritious food.
- Improve public policies to end hunger, reduce poverty, promote nutrition, curb obesity, and increase the availability of healthy, affordable food in low-income areas.
- Maximize participation in all federal nutrition programs (SNAP, school meals, early childhood nutrition programs, WIC, and summer meals) through a combination of outreach, removal of obstacles to participation, and close work with social service agencies.
- Educate the public and key audiences both to the stark reality of hunger’s existence in the midst of plenty and to solutions that are already at hand.
In all aspects of its work, D.C. Hunger Solutions engages a diverse set of stakeholders – city and federal government agencies, community-based and faith-based organizations, businesses, students and families, and anti-hunger and anti-poverty advocates. Our work reduces hunger, boosts family economic security, improves health and learning, and brings federal dollars into the District.