D.C. to Feed Over 68,000 Students with P-EBT

By cbsutton | May 21, 2020

Media Contact:Jordan BakerJBaker@frac.org202-640-1118 WASHINGTON, May 20, 2020 — Washington, D.C., has now been approved by the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service to issue Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) benefits to eligible students. Families across will now have the opportunity to receive additional public benefits to purchase food for school-aged children who…

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D.C. SNAP Recipients Can Now Purchase Groceries on Amazon

By cbsutton | May 13, 2020

Media Contact:Jordan BakerJBaker@frac.org202-640-1118 WASHINGTON, May 13, 2020 — District of Columbia households receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits can purchase groceries online starting today at Amazon.com, increasing their access to healthy food during the COVID-19 pandemic. D.C. SNAP recipients will be able to purchase food using their (Electronic Benefit Transfer) EBT card for at-home…

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DCHS Applauds Lawsuit to Stop the Administration from Eliminating SNAP Benefits for More Than 13K District Residents

By cbsutton | January 24, 2020

Media Contact:Emily Pickrenepickren@frac.org 202-640-1118 WASHINGTON, January 24, 2020 — Attorney General Karl Racine, along with New York State Attorney General Letitia James, is leading a group of 15 attorneys general and New York City in a lawsuit to prevent the Trump Administration from implementing a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) rule change that would take…

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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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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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District’s Shortcomings in School Breakfast Put Health and Learning of D.C. Children at Risk

By cbsutton | April 23, 2019

Media Contact: Emily Pickren epickren@frac.org 202-640-1118 WASHINGTON, April 23, 2019 — D.C. Hunger Solutions is calling on the D.C. Council to prioritize funding for the Healthy Students Amendment Act in the fiscal year 2020 budget bill to ensure more low-income children stave off hunger and start their day ready to learn. By targeting District funds…

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D.C. Comes in at No. 1 in Afterschool Meal Participation, New Report Finds

By cbsutton | October 10, 2018

Media Contact: Emily Pickren epickren@frac.org 202-640-1118 WASHINGTON, October 10, 2018 — More than 10,000 children in the District of Columbia benefitted from afterschool suppers on an average weekday in October 2017, a 31.6 percent increase in participation over the previous year, according to “Afterschool Suppers: A Snapshot of Participation,” a new report from the Food…

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

By cbsutton | September 20, 2018

Media Contact: Emily Pickren epickren@frac.org  202-640-1118 WASHINGTON, September 13, 2018 — D.C. Hunger Solutions is excited to be selected as a charity partner for Albertsons Companies Foundation, doing business locally as the Safeway Foundation, to receive donations from the annual Hunger Is campaign to eradicate childhood hunger. All donations made at local Safeway stores will…

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D.C. Hunger Solutions Announces Increase to Minimum Monthly SNAP Benefit

By cbsutton | August 29, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sara McGovern, smcgovern@frac.org, 202-640-1089 WASHINGTON – Jan. 19, 2016 – A recent major change to the District’s SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), formerly known as food stamps will benefit more than 12,000 households in all eight wards, according to D.C. Hunger Solutions. The D.C. Department of Human Services (DHS) retroactively implemented…

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Washington, D.C. Among Top in U.S. for School Breakfast Participation

By cbsutton | August 29, 2018

D.C. Hunger Solutions Concerned District Has Slipped from Number 1 Spot FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sara McGovern, smcgovern@frac.org, 202-640-1089 WASHINGTON – February 16, 2016 – The District of Columbia saw a decline in school breakfast participation, but continues to be at the top of list when looking at the city’s ability to serve school breakfast…

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