Feature: Food Security Publications

FRAC: How Hungry is America?
October 9, 2018

This analysis of the Gallup data by FRAC looks at the rates at which Americans answered “yes” to the question “Have there been times in the past 12 months when you did not have enough money to buy food that you or your family needed?” nationally, regionally, at the state level, and at the local level (by Metropolitan Statistical Area, or MSA) in 2016 and 2017.


CHN: The CARES Act — Necessary but Not Sufficient to Prevent a Depression
March 27, 2020

With over 3 million unemployment claims reported this week, it has become starkly apparent that the nation faces an economic depression. Congress will enact a $2 trillion package intended to lessen the harshness of the downturn. The CARES Act takes some important steps towards responding to the combined health and economic crises, and the Coalition on Human Needs supports it. But it does not do enough, and Congress will have to return to ensure that the people most in need – and whose aid will do the most to spur recovery – get adequate help.

CHN March 20 Letter to All Senators Regarding Need to Protect Vulnerable People in Next Round of COVID-19 Legislation
March 20, 2020

CHN is urging all 100 U.S. Senators you to include in the next package of COVID-19 legislation a set of policies most likely to protect low- and moderate-income people from economic disaster and to sustain and expand the capacity of states, municipalities, and nonprofit service providers to meet our urgent needs.

CHN letter to Senate urging passage of coronavirus legislation
March 13, 2020

It is urgent that the Senate enact a legislative package to address the COVID-19 disease outbreak. We know one is being negotiated as this is written. It will be a step towards putting the needs of low-income and vulnerable people first. CHN respectfully urges the Senate to vote for it, and then to get to work immediately on a fully adequate response to our nation’s public health emergency.