Research & Data
Research & Data
Rural and small town households across the country are more likely to participate in SNAP than their metro-area counterparts, according to the Food Research and Action Center’s SNAP Map, the interactive data tool FRAC launched on August 2. The map provides county-by-county and state-by-state SNAP participation by type of area--rural, small town, and metro. The tool offers interactive state and county maps to pinpoint SNAP participation; an interactive, searchable table to compare SNAP participation by state and county; and state factsheets on the share of SNAP households in each state with children, families with working members, and those participating in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program.
The Hamilton Project released this report that looks at the problem of food insecurity in the the United States and the important role that SNAP plays in reducing food insecurity.
This new report from the New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College focuses on food insecurity and technology and is the first in a series of five reports. The goal of this report is to inspire readers - including community based organizations, funders, social entrepreneurs, policymakers, government agencies and others involved in the anti-hunger movement - to think about innovative, technological ways to overcome the challenges facing the food system. These challenges include food insecurity (i.e. hunger), access to healthy food, food waste, food safety and food-related chronic diseases.
Topics: General, General Child Nutrition, General Senior Nutrition, SNAP
After four years of significant growth, national participation in the Summer Nutrition Programs decreased last summer, according to the Food Research & Action Center’s annual Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation report.
Topics: General Child Nutrition, Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
Hunger Solutions New York's statewide report, School Breakfast: Reducing Child Hunger, Bolstering Student Success, analyzes school breakfast participation during the 2015-2016 school year. This report reveals that school breakfast continues to be underutilized across New York State.
Topics: Community Eligibility, Breakfast In the Classroom, School Breakfast Program (SBP)
This report from the Food Research & Action Center 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.
Topics: Community Eligibility
2016 was a productive year! The Nutrition Outreach and Education Program that we manage had its most successful year yet. We helped schools to reach thousands more students with breakfast, and community organizations to greatly spread the reach of summer meals. We rallied more than 100 community organizations to sign on to the campaign defending child nutrition programs under Congress's Reauthorization bill, and took a lead role in assisting organizations that serve clients subject to the reinstated SNAP time limit rule.
A companion analysis by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), School Breakfast: Making it Work in Large School Districts, examined school breakfast participation in 73 school districts across the country, including six New York State school districts — Brentwood Union Free School District, Buffalo Public Schools, New York City Department of Education, Newburgh Enlarged City School District, Rochester City School District, and Syracuse City School District.
Topics: General, Breakfast In the Classroom, School Breakfast Program (SBP)
New York State’s national ranking for reaching low-income students with school breakfast dropped from 39th in the 2014-2015 school year to 42nd in the 2015-2016 school year, in the annual School Breakfast Scorecard released by the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), a national anti-hunger advocacy group.
Topics: Breakfast In the Classroom, School Breakfast Program (SBP)
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a Washington D.C.-based public policy think tank,released their annual SNAP chart book which highlights some key characteristics of the more than 44 million people using the program as well as trends and data on program administration and use.