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 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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College Hunger in D.C.

By Nomi Small | May 13, 2021

High rates of food insecurity plague college campuses around the U.S., and colleges in the District are no exception. We at D.C. Hunger Solutions (DCHS) recognize that the District, where the cost of living is high and nearly 15 percent of households struggle to afford enough to eat, is home to college students experiencing food…

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DCHS Releases Still Minding the Grocery Gap in D.C. 10th Anniversary Grocery Store report

By cbsutton | April 23, 2021

According to Still Minding the Grocery Gap in D.C. 10th Anniversary Grocery Store report, the district’s grocery gap has widened since then despite rapid economic development, with wards with the lowest incomes losing two stores between 2010-2020.

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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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