Spring into School Meals

By cbsutton | September 30, 2020

Spring into School Meals! DCHS has created a Spring into School Meals Toolkit to share important information about the availability of free meals for D.C. kids 18 and under. To find a meal site near you, visit https://coronavirus.dc.gov/food, and pass along the information to your networks.   All children 18 and under can pick up breakfast and lunch at a DCPS meal site for…

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Not Enough to Eat

By cbsutton | September 24, 2020

In 21 states and the District of Columbia, more than 1 in 10 adults overall report not having enough to eat, according to a report by the Food Research & Action Center. The complete report, Not Enough to Eat: COVID-19 Deepens America’s Hunger Crisis, can be found here.

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3 Reasons Why You Should Call Your Senator in July

By cbsutton | July 20, 2020

The summer of 2020 will be one to remember. In the midst of a global pandemic, the United States is reckoning with systemic racism, rising unemployment rates due to mandatory closures, and higher rates of food insecurity. To ensure a just recovery from the events of 2020, local and federal policymakers must use the next…

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Pandemic EBT

By cbsutton | July 17, 2020

WHAT IS P-EBT? Through P-EBT, eligible children receive temporary emergency nutrition benefits loaded on EBT cards that are used to purchase food. Children who would have received free or reduced-price meals under the National School Lunch. Program, if their schools were not closed or operating with reduced hours or attendance for at least five consecutive…

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Racism in the Food System

By cbsutton | June 12, 2020

By Bridget Kelley As America mourns the loss of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and the countless other Black Americans who have become victims of police violence, the nation is coming into a new understanding of the role of systemic racism in our country. This moment calls upon us to seek a better understanding…

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D.C. Hunger Solutions Calls for Social Justice and Equality

By cbsutton | June 3, 2020

Media Contact:Jordan BakerJBaker@frac.org202-640-1118 Statement attributed to Beverley D. Wheeler, director, D.C. Hunger Solutions WASHINGTON, June 3, 2020 — We at D.C. Hunger Solutions are heartbroken over the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and other Black Americans, and stand in solidarity with those who are protesting police violence in the District and across the…

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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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Older Americans in D.C. Continue to go Hungry During COVID-19

By cbsutton | May 11, 2020

By Melissa Jensen In November 2017, the World Health Organization and AARP recognized Washington D.C. as one of the few worldwide “Top Age-Friendly Cities”, which WHO defines as “one that is inclusive, accessible and encourages active and healthy living for all residents.” This was awarded after a five-year plan was implemented to improve living for…

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DCHS Celebrates a Successful 2020 EITC Campaign!

By cbsutton | April 21, 2020

From February to April each year, D.C. Hunger Solutions partners with D.C. Community Tax Aid to help income-eligible residents take advantage of their Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and enroll in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) while filing their taxes. However, due to COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines, D.C. Hunger Solutions had to cut…

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