FRAC’s August 2017 Recess Alert
Check out FRAC’s August recess alert for tips on how to use the August recess period to build opposition to the FY 2018 Budget Resolution, which is expected to be voted on in the House in September.
This alert includes:
- key messages for your Members of Congress
- information on how to use FRAC’s SNAP Maps and CEP factsheet to tell your state and local story, and
- how to keep the heat on by scheduling meetings in Members’ local offices, using local and social media, and speaking out at town hall meetings and other local events.
ON THE HILL
- 2018 Farm Bill letter to House and Senate Budget and Appropriations CommitteesFRAC 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 & DataSee More Resources
During the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama announced a goal of of ending childhood hunger in America by the year 2015. FRAC set out seven essential strategies in Ending Childhood Hunger by 2015: The Essential Strategies for Achieving the President’s Goal. They focus both on improving and expanding the nation’s nutrition programs, and bolstering the economy and strengthening supports for working families in order to move more out of poverty, the root cause of hunger in this country.Read the report
- Fact Sheet
Information on USDA’s new SNAP maximum and minimum monthly allotments, and income eligibility standards effective for October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. The SNAP maximum and minimum monthly allotments have decreased slightly, income eligibility limits have increased, standard and shelter deductions have increased, and the resource limit remains unchanged.Read more
- ChartChange in Income Limits and Maximum and Minimum Benefits for SNAP, FY 2017 to FY 2018, 48 States and District of Columbia
Prepared by FRAC.Download the chart (Excel file).
On August 14, the nation celebrated the 82nd anniversary of the Social Security program’s creation.
In July, Dr. Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH, testified for the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging about the value of SNAP in fighting senior food insecurity. The following is adapted from his oral testimony.
Emma Walsh-Alker, a summer intern at FRAC and student at Haverford College, interviewed Dr. Wilder about becoming an anti-hunger advocate.