FRAC’s Review of President’s Proposed FY 2018 Budget

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, President Trump released his FY 2018 budget proposal. The devastating cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) reflect a callous failure to recognize the critical role SNAP plays as a first line of defense against hunger for tens of millions of Americans. This review is a summary of proposed reductions to SNAP and an overview of how other critical nutrition programs and other social safety net programs fare in the president’s budget.

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Jun 28, 2017
Guest Author

In this guest post, Nancy Parello, of Advocates for Children of New Jersey, talks about partnerships and other effective strategies that have increased participation in the state’s Summer Nutrition Programs.

Jun 26, 2017
Deondre Jones

The problem of food insecurity among households with people with disabilities would be far worse if not for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps). In an average month in 2015 (pdf), SNAP served an estimated 4.5 million households that included a person with a disability — 1 in 5 of all SNAP households.

Jun 21, 2017
Clarissa Hayes

FRAC’s Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation report finds that 3 million children participated in the Summer Nutrition Programs on an average weekday in July 2016.