FRAC Applauds USDA for New Investments in School Meals Amid Recent Supply Chain Disruptions

By Nomi Small | December 17, 2021

Media Contact:   Jordan Baker                                                                        jbaker@frac.org202-640-1118    Statement attributable to Luis Guardia, President, Food Research & Action Center (FRAC)   WASHINGTON, December 17, 2021 — The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) applauds the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for providing much-needed assistance to help schools respond to supply chain disruptions.  This funding will help school meal program operators offset recent challenges with supply chain issues and accelerate their efforts to provide continued support to families experiencing food insecurity, especially for…

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D.C. Hunger Solutions, Maryland Hunger Solutions Jointly Receive Inaugural Stuart A. Freudberg Award for Regional Partnership

By Nomi Small | December 16, 2021

Media Contact: Brittani Riddle202-640-1089 ext. 3039briddle@frac.org     WASHINGTON, and BALTIMORE, December 16, 2021 — D.C. Hunger Solutions and Maryland Hunger Solutions have been named the recipients of the inaugural Stuart. A Freudberg Award for Regional Partnership.  The Stuart A. Freudberg Award is presented to organizations or individuals that provide leadership in support of regional policies…

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D.C. Hunger Solutions Applauds Introduction of No Senior Hungry Omnibus Amendment Act

By Nomi Small | December 1, 2021

Media Contact:                                                                 Brittani Riddlebriddle@frac.org 202-640-1089 Statement attributable to Beverley Wheeler, Director, D.C. Hunger Solutions WASHINGTON-December 1, 2021- D.C. Hunger Solutions commends the Council of the District of Columbia for introducing the No Senior Hungry Omnibus Amendment Act to address the alarming rates of food insecurity among seniors in our city. We are grateful to Ward…

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Still Minding the Grocery Gap 2021 Update

By Nomi Small | November 16, 2021

“Poverty is the worst form of violence.” -Mahatma Gandhi  One of the most egregious forms of poverty in Washington D.C. is the grocery gap. For the past 10 years, D.C. Hunger Solutions has tracked the disparities in grocery store access across the District. This included releasing  three reports in 2010, 2016, and 2020, which alarmingly found disparities increasing, with little…

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Free School Meals for School Year 2021-2022

By Nomi Small | November 5, 2021

During SY21-22, all students attending D.C. Public Schools and D.C. Public Charter Schools are eligible for access to free school meals (breakfast and lunch) through the USDA Seamless Summer Option.  D.C. Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services will offer meals to students learning in-person or virtually at no cost. Free meals will also be available…

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Grocery Store Gap Persists in Washington, D.C., Report by D.C. Hunger Solutions Finds

By Nomi Small | November 1, 2021

Media Contact:                                                                 Brittani Riddlebriddle@frac.org 202-640-1089 WASHINGTON, November 1, 2021 – There are still disparities between wards with the lowest and highest incomes regarding residents’ access to full-service grocery stores, according to the Still Minding the Grocery Gap in D.C.: A 2021 Update report released today by D.C. Hunger Solutions. A year after the 10th anniversary…

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D.C. Hunger Solutions Releases Putting Food on the Table Report

By Nomi Small | August 26, 2021

D.C. Hunger Solutions has released a new report Putting Food on the Table: Food Insecurity, Nutrition Assistance, and COVID-19 Trends Among Food-Insecure Immigrant Communities in Washington, D.C. The report highlights the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 among food-insecure immigrant households in Washington, D.C. The report is available to read in full.

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New Online Data Tool Reveals Alarming Number of D.C. Residents Don’t Have Enough to Eat During Pandemic

By Nomi Small | July 22, 2021

Media Contact:  Brittani Riddlebriddle@frac.org202-640-1089 New Online Data Tool Reveals Alarming Number of D.C. Residents Don’t Have Enough to Eat During Pandemic WASHINGTON, July 22, 2021 — A new online data tool on Food Insufficiency During COVID-19, released by the Food Research & Action Center, the parent organization of D.C. Hunger Solutions, reveals alarming data on the rise…

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New Toolkit Will Assist in Educating D.C. Residents on Federal Nutrition Programs

By Nomi Small | July 16, 2021

Media Contacts: D.C. Hunger SolutionsJordan Bakerjbaker@frac.org202-640-1118 DC Department of Aging and Community LivingAngela RichardsonAngela.Richardson1@dc.gov202-304-0342 DC Department of HealthKimberly Hendersonkimberly.henderson@dc.gov202-724-7481 DC Public SchoolsDeborah IsaacDeborah.Isaac2@k12.dc.gov202-907-8213 DC Department of Human ServicesDora Taylor-Lowedora.taylor-lowe@dc.gov202-671-4446 DC Office of the State Superintendent of EducationLida AlikhaniLida.Alikhani@dc.gov202-412-2459 Executive Office of the MayorLaToya Fosterpress@dc.gov202-727-5011 WASHINGTON, July 16, 2021 — D.C. Hunger Solutions today released the D.C. Federal Nutrition…

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Senior Stories and What We Can Learn This Older Americans Month

By Nomi Small | May 27, 2021

May is Older Americans Month, making this a great time to recognize and honor all that older adults do for their communities. Older adults play an especially critical role in D.C.: more than 160,000 residents (greater than 20 percent of the population) over the age of 55 live in the District. D.C. has been recognized…

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