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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Health Disparities Compound COVID-19 Crisis in D.C.

By cbsutton | April 9, 2020

April 9, 2020By: Victoria Fusco April is National Minority Health Month! To properly acknowledge this month, it is essential to discuss and recognize the health disparities that minorities face across the nation and right here in Washington D.C. According to the Centers for Disease Control, health disparities are “differences in health outcomes and their causes…

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COVID-19 Policy Updates, Guidance, and Resources

By cbsutton | March 27, 2020

Get local updates on COVID-19 related policy changes and guidance related to food assistance programs in the District here. Information is updated frequently and is subject to change. For information on current meal and grocery resources, please refer to our COVID-19 Food Resources page. For federal updates, please refer to the Food Research & Action Center’s COVID-19 update page.…

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2020’s Hear the Crunch was Out of this World!

By cbsutton | February 25, 2020

March 10, 2020 By: Victoria Fusco From March 2 through 6 DCHS celebrated National School Breakfast Week (NSBW)! Thanks to the Healthy Schools Act, which was passed unanimously by the D.C. Council in 2010, school breakfast is free for all students in D.C. Public Schools and public charter schools. The District of Columbia ranks fourth…

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2020 D.C. EITC Campaign

By cbsutton | January 24, 2020

January 24, 2020 Every year, about 50,000 low-income D.C. residents claim the federal and D.C. Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) that collectively disburse over $115 million to families and individuals in the District. That’s something to celebrate. But roughly 20,000 low-wage workers in the District are missing out on this benefit, which could add thousands…

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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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Honoring Our Veterans Means Making Sure They Don’t Go Hungry

By cbsutton | November 9, 2019

November 8, 2019 By Paige Pokorney Veteran’s Day is a time to respect, honor, and uplift the millions of men and women who have served our country. However, life after service can be a struggle for many veterans, with some not knowing where their next meal will come from. A recent study published in the…

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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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