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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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 Report 2021

By Nomi Small | February 16, 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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