D.C. Hunger Solutions Urges Council to Reject Harmful Budget Cuts,  Invest in Ending Hunger in the Nation’s Capital 

By Nomi Small | April 8, 2024

Media Contact: Colleen Barton Sutton 703-203-7843 cbsutton@frac.org  Statement attributable to LaMonika N. Jones, Director of D.C. Hunger Solutions  WASHINGTON, April 8, 2024 – D.C. Hunger Solutions is deeply disappointed that the fiscal year (FY) 2025 budget does not include funding for anti-hunger and anti-poverty programs. By significantly decreasing and omitting funding for crucial programs like Give SNAP a…

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Addressing Hunger in the District of Columbia Requires Addressing Racial Inequities, Report Shows

By Nomi Small | March 28, 2024

Media Contact:Colleen Barton Sutton703-203-7843cbsutton@frac.org WASHINGTON, March 28, 2024 – D.C. Hunger Solutions today released a report that illustrates how racial inequities contribute to hunger and poverty for residents of color and lack of access to federal nutrition programs. The 2024 Racial Equity Report: How Racial Inequities Impact Food Security in the District of Columbia includes historical context, data, and…

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D.C. Hunger Solutions Applauds Decision to Implement New Program to Provide Resources to Combat Summer Child Hunger

By Nomi Small | January 19, 2024

Media Contact:   Brittani Riddle   202-640-1089, ext. 3039   briddle@frac.org   Statement attributable to LaMonika Jones, Director of D.C. Hunger Solutions   WASHINGTON, January 19, 2024 — D.C. Hunger Solutions commends the decision from the Executive Office of the Mayor, the Department of Human Services, and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education to implement Summer EBT, which offers an opportunity to reduce summer…

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D.C. Hunger Solutions Commends Decision to Fund Give SNAP a Raise, Giving District Residents Much-Needed Additional Benefits to Put Food on the Table

By Nomi Small | January 4, 2024

Media Contact:  Brittani Riddle  202-640-1089, ext. 3039  briddle@frac.org  Statement attributable to LaMonika Jones, Director of D.C. Hunger Solutions  WASHINGTON, January 4, 2024 — D.C. Hunger Solutions commends the decision from the Executive Office of the Mayor to fund Give SNAP a Raise. The allocated $39 million will give much-needed benefit boosts to the estimated 140,000 D.C. residents participating in SNAP,…

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D.C. Hunger Solutions Deeply Disappointed in Lack of Implementation for Give SNAP a Raise, Calls for Additional Investments to End Hunger in the District

By Nomi Small | December 4, 2023

Media Contact:Brittani Riddlebriddle@frac.org202-640-1089, ext. 3039  Statement attributable to LaMonika Jones, Director of D.C. Hunger Solutions  WASHINGTON, December 4, 2023 – D.C. Hunger Solutions is deeply disappointed that full funding is not being implemented for Give SNAP a Raise, eliminating much-needed additional Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for individuals and families with low incomes in the…

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D.C. Hunger Solutions Applauds Full Funding of Give SNAP a Raise 

By Nomi Small | October 4, 2023

Media Contact:    Brittani Riddle  briddle@frac.org  202-640-1089, ext. 3039   Statement attributable to LaMonika Jones, Director of D.C. Hunger Solutions  WASHINGTON, October 4, 2023 — D.C. Hunger Solutions applauds full funding of the excess revenue amendment in support of the Give SNAP a Raise Amendment Act. We are pleased the District of Columbia Chief Financial Officer was able to…

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D.C. Hunger Solutions Welcomes LaMonika N. Jones as New Director

By Nomi Small | September 11, 2023

Media Contact:Brittani Riddlebriddle@frac.org202-640-1089, ext. 3039  WASHINGTON, September 11, 2023 – D.C. Hunger Solutions (DCHS) today announced that LaMonika N. Jones has been named the new Director at the leading anti-hunger organization working to end hunger in the nation’s capital.   Jones joined D.C. Hunger Solutions in 2021 as an anti-hunger program analyst focusingon child nutrition programs.  “We are…

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Still Too Few Grocery Stores for District Residents East of the River, Report Finds   

By Nomi Small | August 24, 2023

Media Contact Brittani Riddle briddle@frac.org 202-640-1089, ext. 3039  WASHINGTON, D.C., August 24, 2023 — Disparities remain between wards with the lowest and highest incomes when it comes to residents’ access to full-service grocery stores, according to a new report released today by D.C. Hunger Solutions. Still Minding the Grocery Gap in D.C.: A 2023 Update shows that, while…

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School Breakfast Essential to Student Success, Yet Too Many District Students Are Missing Out

By Nomi Small | April 27, 2023

Media Contact Brittani Riddle briddle@frac.org 202-640-1089, ext. 3039  WASHINGTON, D.C., April 27, 2023 — Successful implementation of the School Breakfast Program is essential to children’s health and academic success, yet far too many students are missing out, according to a new report released today by D.C. Hunger Solutions.   The District of Columbia’s School Breakfast Scorecard for School Year…

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D.C. Hunger Solutions Calls for Additional Investments to End Hunger in Our Nation’s Capital

By Nomi Small | March 23, 2023

Media Contact:  Brittani Riddle 202-640-1089, ext. 3039 briddle@frac.org  Statement Attributable to LaMonika N. Jones, Interim Director of D.C. Hunger Solutions  WASHINGTON, March 23, 2023 — D.C. Hunger Solutions (DCHS) calls for further investments in the District and other critical actions in the proposed FY 2024 Fair Shot Budget. While the proposed budget includes funding for much-needed full…

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