FRAC: Latest USDA Data Reveal SNAP and Child Nutrition Programs Critical to Mitigation Spikes in Hunger Caused by COVID-19 Crisis

WASHINGTON, January 28, 2021 – Hunger in this country has spiked dramatically as a result of the public health and economic fallout of COVID-19 but data released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) show that things would be far worse if not for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and child nutrition programs. We applaud President Biden for his recent actions to address hunger and Congress for taking steps last year in the right direction. Yet both the administration and Congress must make greater strides to ensure millions of struggling households get the nutrition they need and hasten economic recovery.