Food insecurity

Report Finds More Low-Income Children Start Their Day With a Healthy School Breakfast; Too Many Still Missing Out

Report
Feb 13, 2019
Food Research & Action Center (FRAC)
More low-income children across the country are getting the nutrition they need to learn and thrive through the School Breakfast Program, according to the annual School Breakfast Scorecard, released by the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC).

Tech company comes to the rescue of food stamp benefits at farmers markets

News Article
Jan 31, 2019
Jane Black for The Washington Post
Square, the financial technology company known best for its slick iPad transactions, said Thursday it provided the funds to Austin’s Novo Dia Group to ensure that recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can use their benefits at farmers markets without interruption.

SNAP Can Cover Full Benefits Through March, But Participants Face Big Gaps Between February and March Benefits

Policy Brief
Jan 30, 2019
Dottie Rensbaum for The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Under the continuing resolution (CR) that provided the funding to reopen the government for three weeks, SNAP (food stamps) now is fully funded at least through March, even if the government shuts down again on February 15.
New Community | Jan 30, 2019

Disaster Relief and Recovery

How can we support our fellow public housing autorities, schools, health clinics and medical services providers, and other partners in areas affected by natural disasters? What have we learned from past efforts and how can we better serve vulnerable populations in the future?

Homeless on Campus

News Article
Jan 20, 2019
Deirdre Cohen for CBS News
Unlike elementary and secondary school students, whose families can get some support from things like federal free breakfast and lunch programs, for college students much of that assistance dries up.

The Health 202: Policymakers are realizing health is about a lot more than just care

News Article
Jan 25, 2019
Paige Winfield Cunningham for The Washington Post
A whole host of factors — such as friends, housing and transportation — affect a person’s health and how much they need the social safety net. It’s time the government’s big health insurance programs took this reality into account, some lawmakers and policymakers are starting to argue.