Honoring Our Veterans Means Making Sure They Don’t Go Hungry

By cbsutton | November 9, 2019

November 8, 2019 By Paige Pokorney Veteran’s Day is a time to respect, honor, and uplift the millions of men and women who have served our country. However, life after service can be a struggle for many veterans, with some not knowing where their next meal will come from. A recent study published in the…

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D.C. Earns Top Spot in Afterschool Meals Participation, New Report Finds

By cbsutton | October 23, 2019

Media Contact: Emily Pickren epickren@frac.org 202-640-1118 WASHINGTON, October 23, 2019 — Nearly 10,000 children in the District of Columbia benefitted from afterschool suppers on an average weekday in October 2018, according to Afterschool Suppers: A Snapshot of Participation, a new report from the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC, a national anti-hunger advocacy group). The report measures how many children…

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Moving the Needle on Maternal and Infant Health in the District Must Involve Investing in the Federal Nutrition Programs

By cbsutton | October 8, 2019

October 8, 2019 By Paige Pokorney In September, the District convened its second annual Maternal & Infant Health Summit, where local residents, elected officials, health and education officials, and community partners gathered to discuss the state of maternal and infant health and early childhood development in D.C. Among discussions of innovations and emerging issues in…

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D.C. Hunger Solutions to Receive Hunger Is Donations Made at Local Safeway Stores

By cbsutton | September 9, 2019

D.C. Hunger Solutions Emily Pickren epickren@frac.org 202-640-1118 Safeway Foundation Beth Goldberg beth.goldberg@safeway.com 202-450-9688 WASHINGTON, September 10, 2019 — D.C. Hunger Solutions is excited to be selected as a charity partner for Safeway and Safeway Foundation to receive donations from the annual Hunger Is campaign to eradicate childhood hunger. All donations made at the 11 participating…

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Participating Hunger Is Safeway Stores in D.C.

By cbsutton | August 31, 2019

Every child in the District of Columbia should have access to a healthy, nutritious breakfast to kick-start their morning. To achieve this goal, D.C. Hunger Solutions has partnered with the Hunger Is campaign to ensure children have access to school breakfast so they receive the nutrition they need to learn and thrive in the classroom…

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Partner Highlight: Arcadia Mobile Markets Provide Fresh Produce and Summer Meals  

By cbsutton | August 5, 2019

August 5, 2019 By Paige Pokorney What do you get when you combine farm-fresh and affordable produce, summer meals, big green trucks, and smiling faces? The Arcadia Mobile Markets! The Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture’s pop-up Mobile Markets provide access to healthy, affordable food every week at regularly scheduled stops in low-income, food-insecure…

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With the D.C. Free Summer Meals Program, Children’s Access to Healthy Food Doesn’t Have to Take a Vacation

By cbsutton | June 27, 2019

June 27, 2019 By Audrey Scandurro Check out our communications toolkit to spread the word about the D.C. Free Summer Meals Program! Think back to your summer days growing up. Maybe they included enjoying barbeques and picnics with family, attending summer camp, or cooling off in a local pool. Now think about what those summer days…

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Far Too Many Seniors in the Nation’s Capital Struggle Against Hunger. SNAP Can Help.

By cbsutton | June 13, 2019

June 13, 2019 By Ryllie Danylko For many Americans, entering their golden years means relaxing into retirement and spending more time with loved ones. But for 5.5 million seniors, including seniors in D.C., it can also mean facing food insecurity. That is the reality for Larry P. – a 68-year-old D.C. native who currently lives…

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Why D.C. Needs to Fund the Healthy Students Amendment Act – Q&A with Beverley Wheeler

By cbsutton | May 1, 2019

May 1, 2019 By Paige Pokorney On any given day during the 2017–2018 school year, more than 30,000 low-income students across the District ate school breakfast, according to D.C. Hunger Solution’s recently released D.C. School Breakfast Scorecard. However, school breakfast participation has decreased over the past four years, and too many students are missing out…

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Communications Toolkit: D.C. School Breakfast Scorecard

By cbsutton | April 24, 2019

News Release: Download Graphics: Click on each graphic to download the full-size version Check out more graphics showing the top ten and bottom ten participation, and graphics for Facebook and Instagram.  Sample Social Media: Click on the link at the end of each tweet to share on Twitter  #DYK that more than 30,000 low-income D.C. children received #SchoolBreakfast…

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