FRAC’s Review of President’s Proposed FY 2019 Budget

On Monday, February 12, President Trump released his FY 2019 budget proposal. One key component: devastating proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that reflect a total disregard of the critical role SNAP plays as a first line of defense against hunger and poverty for tens of millions of Americans. Check out a statement from FRAC President Jim Weill. For a summary of proposed reductions to SNAP and an overview of how other critical nutrition and social safety net programs fare in the president’s budget, check out FRAC’s newly released analysis (pdf).


  • Make Some Noise on Capitol Hill in Support of SNAP
    Sign up today for FRAC and Feeding America’s Thunderclap calling on the House and Senate Agriculture Committees to protect and strengthen SNAP. The Thunderclap will culminate at 10 a.m. Eastern on February 27, echoing the efforts of hundreds of advocates who will be meeting with their Members on Capitol Hill.
  • 2018 Farm Bill letter to House and Senate Budget and Appropriations Committees
    FRAC is proud to have played a leadership role in developing and garnering support for this letter (pdf) urging the House and Senate Budget and Appropriations Committees not to “hinder development and passage of the 2018 Farm Bill with further cuts.”
  • SNAP Support Letters

Recent Publications & Data

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  • Report

    FRAC’s first-ever report on the Afterschool Nutrition Programs measures how many children had access to afterschool suppers and snacks in October 2016, nationally and in each state.

    The report found that nearly 1.1 million low-income children benefited from afterschool suppers in October 2016, up from just 200,000 in October 2011.

    Read the report
  • Interactive Data Tool

    State of the States: Profiles of Hunger, Poverty, and Federal Nutrition Programs

    Find out more.
  • Interactive Data Tool

    Data profiles are available for every state and for the nation as a whole, and are designed to help states measure how they are faring in using key public nutrition programs to reduce hunger and improve the health and economic security of low-income families.

    Read the report
  • Report

    The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is one of the crown jewels of U.S. public policy. More than 40 million children, parents working at low wages, seniors, people with disabilities, veterans, members of the active duty military, unemployed working-age adults, and others receive SNAP in an average month.

    This report outlines the numerous benefits of SNAP, how attacks on the program are directed at much of America’s population, why the proposals to restrict SNAP foods are misplaced, and policy solutions that exist to improve SNAP beneficiaries’ health.

    Read the report


Feb 23, 2018
Maris Feeley

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Feb 21, 2018
Guest Author

This guest blog is provided by the Hunger-Free Leadership Institute (H-FLI) through Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon, an organization that raises awareness about hunger, gives people access to food, and advocates for systemic change to end hunger.