D.C. Hunger Solutions Testifies in Support of Give SNAP A Raise Legislation

By Nomi Small | April 28, 2022

Media Contact: Brittani Riddlebriddle@frac.org 202-640-1089 D.C. Hunger Solutions Testifies in Support of Give SNAP A Raise Legislation WASHINGTON, April 28, 2022 — D.C. Hunger Solutions today will testify in support of legislation to Give SNAP A Raise Amendment Act. Introduced by Councilmember Christina Henderson, this bill will increase the minimum monthly Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)…

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USDA Report Underscores the Urgent Need to Extend Child Nutrition Waivers

By Nomi Small | March 7, 2022

Media Contact: Jordan Bakerjbaker@frac.org202-640-1118 Statement attributable to Luis Guardia, President, Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) WASHINGTON, March 7, 2022 — Congress must provide the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) with the authority to continue child nutrition waivers through the 2022-2023 school year in the appropriations package currently being negotiated and expected to pass this week.…

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Hear the Crunch with D.C. Hunger Solutions

By Nomi Small | March 7, 2022

March 7, 2022 Welcome to National School Breakfast Week! On March 7-11, we are highlighting the importance of school breakfast and celebrating the hard work teachers, school nutrition staff, and families have put in to make sure students have breakfast either before the school day begins or after the bell rings.   Did you know students who…

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Child Nutrition Waivers Critical to Keeping Children Fed in Washington, D.C. During Pandemic, FRAC Report Finds

By Nomi Small | February 15, 2022

Brittani Riddle202-640-1089 ext. 3039briddle@frac.org – D.C. Hunger Solutions Urges Congress to Extend Waiver Deadline Beyond This School Year to Support Families and Schools as Washington, D.C. Recovers – WASHINGTON, February 15, 2022 — Student participation in school breakfast and lunch dropped in Washington, D.C. during the COVID-19 pandemic and school nutrition programs are still recovering,…

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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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