Census Data Show that D.C. is a Tale of Two Cities

By cbsutton | August 29, 2018

Media Contact: Emily Pickren epickren@frac.org 202-640-1118 WASHINGTON, September 18, 2017 — The Census Bureau released its annual 2016 American Community Survey (ACS) data last week, which once again shows that the city’s poverty rate remained stubbornly high at 18.6 percent (it was 18 percent in 2015). This is well above the 2016 national poverty rate…

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Safeway Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation to Partner with D.C. Hunger Solutions on In-store Campaign

By cbsutton | August 29, 2018

Hunger Is Ambassador Viola Davis is leading the “Hungry for More” campaign to continue the fight to eradicate childhood hunger in the U.S. WASHINGTON, October 4, 2017 – The Albertsons Companies Foundation, doing business locally as the Safeway Foundation, and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) have come together again to continue the Hunger Is “Hungry…

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Nearly 15 Percent of Households in D.C. Struggle to Afford Enough Food

By cbsutton | August 29, 2018

Contact: Emily Pickren epickren@frac.org 202-640-1118 WASHINGTON, August 1, 2018 — Despite an improving economy, 14.8 percent of households in the District of Columbia reported that they struggled to buy enough food for themselves and their families during 2016–2017, according to a new report released by the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC, a national anti-hunger…

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By cbsutton | August 9, 2018
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New Report Finds the District’s ‘Grocery Store Gap’ Has Widened Since 2010

By cbsutton | June 6, 2017

Washington, June 6, 2017 — One in 7 households in the District struggles with food insecurity, a problem that is compounded by the lack of grocery stores that provide a range of healthy and affordable food options in areas of the city, such as Wards 7 and 8, with a high poverty rate. Of the 49…

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