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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D.C. Hunger Solutions Applauds Court Decision Halting Trump Administration’s Attempt to Cut Food Assistance

By Nomi Small | March 26, 2021

Media Contact:Jordan Bakerjbaker@frac.org202-640-1118 Statement attributable to Beverley Wheeler, Director, D.C. Hunger Solutions WASHINGTON, March 26, 2021 — D.C. Hunger Solutions commends the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for dismissing an appeal of a decision striking down the Trump administration’s attempt to revoke Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits that would have…

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D.C. Commends the USDA for Approving Pandemic EBT Plan, Feeding Thousands of Students This Summer in Our Nation’s Capital

By Nomi Small | March 25, 2021

Media Contact:Jordan Bakerjbaker@frac.org202-640-1118 WASHINGTON, March 25, 2021 — D.C. Hunger Solutions commends the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for approving D.C.’s Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (Pandemic EBT) plan, which will provide food assistance benefits to children who have lost access to free or reduced-price school meals due to COVID-19-related school closures through June 24, 2021. The recently passed…

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Large District Report 2021

By Nomi Small | March 9, 2021
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School Breakfast Participation in District of Columbia Key to Combatting Childhood Hunger, Learning Loss Caused by COVID-19, Report Finds

By cbsutton | February 9, 2021
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Severe Lack of Grocery Stores in Wards 5, 7 and 8, Underscores Racial, Health and Food Access Disparities in the Nation’s Capital

By cbsutton | December 9, 2020

Media Contact:Jordan BakerJBaker@frac.org202-640-1118 WASHINGTON, December 9, 2020 — A severe, and growing, lack of full-service grocery stores in Wards 7 and 8 is one of the contributing factors for food insecurity, according to Still Minding the Grocery Gap in D.C. 10th Anniversary Grocery Store report, released today by D.C. Hunger Solutions. The report finds the…

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D.C. Hunger Solutions Congratulates Newly Elected Officials

By cbsutton | December 4, 2020
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D.C. Scores High in School Meals, But More Participation Is Needed to Offset COVID Hunger

By cbsutton | November 19, 2020

Media Contact:Jordan BakerJBaker@frac.org202-640-1118 WASHINGTON, November 19, 2020 — Households with children have turned to federal nutrition programs to help combat the loss of free or reduced-price school meals due to mandated school closures. As schools in Washington, D.C., make plans for reopening in the future, reaching more children with school breakfast and lunch will be…

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D.C. Hunger Solutions Calls for Social Justice and Equality

By cbsutton | June 3, 2020

Media Contact:Jordan BakerJBaker@frac.org202-640-1118 Statement attributed to Beverley D. Wheeler, director, D.C. Hunger Solutions WASHINGTON, June 3, 2020 — We at D.C. Hunger Solutions are heartbroken over the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and other Black Americans, and stand in solidarity with those who are protesting police violence in the District and across the…

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