Congress is Heading Home: Plan Your Recess Meetings Now
Mark your calendar for April 8-23 and get ready to meet with your Members of Congress while they are home for an extended recess. Send your Members back to Washington with a clear message for their colleagues: No block grants, no structural changes, and no cuts to these proven, effective programs. Here are some tips to help you take full advantage of having Representatives and Senators back home:
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 - 115th Congress: An Open Letter to...Congress and the Administration
- Three thousand organizations (pdf) call on Congress to protect and strengthen nutrition programs.
- Agriculture/conservation/food and nutrition groups urge Congress not to make budget cuts to the agriculture and nutrition programs.
- The National Anti-Hunger Organizations (NAHO) letter asks Congress and the Administration to safeguard and protect all federal nutrition programs.
- The SAVE (Strengthening America’s Value and Economy) for All letter advocates for economic fairness, asking Congress and the Administration to prioritize the funding needs of programs serving vulnerable families and individuals.
- The California letter details why the federal nutrition programs are so critical and the severe consequences of cutting the funding for these programs.
- The Massachusetts letter outlines who benefits from the federal nutrition programs and why protecting and defending the current structure of the programs is so important.
- The New York letter addresses how vital access to the federal nutrition programs are and urges the New York delegation to protect the programs from any structural changes.
Recent Publications & DataSee More Resources
Tables showing the per meal federal reimbursement rates for the Afterschool Meal Program and Summer Food Service Program, as well as projected annual program income basedDownload the chart.
on the number of children served.
Includes text:Download the infographic.
Protect the Federal Nutrition Programs
This report provides a status report on community eligibility implementation nationally and across the states and the District of Columbia in the 2016–2017 school year, based on school and school district participation and enrollment in community eligibility schools.Read the report
Child and Adult Care Food Program: Average Daily Participation, Meals Served, and Cash Reimbursements, FY 2016Read the report
An influential scholar and revered figure in the fields of obesity and nutrition, longtime FRAC Board Member Dr. George Blackburn passed away last month.
This is a guest blog by Wendy Y. Robinson, Ed.D., superintendent of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Community Schools.
This is the third in a three-part series by guest blogger Janet Poppendieck, author and Professor Emerita of Sociology at Hunter College, City University of New York, on the history of the School Breakfast Program.