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: Urgent Actions for coronavirus emergency
March 13, 2020

The Coalition on Human Needs has urged Congress to adopt a sweeping set of measures to address the caronavirus emergency.

FY 2021 Labor-HHS-Ed 302(b) Organization Sign on Letter
March 4, 2020

FY 2021 Labor-HHS-Ed 302(b) Organization Sign on Letter

CBPP: Deep Poverty Among Children Rose in TANF’s First Decade, Then Fell as Other Programs Strengthened
February 28, 2020

A close examination of the effectiveness of economic security programs, using more complete income figures than are widely available, reveals that policy shifts in aid for children in families with the least income have had a significant impact. In the decade after policymakers altered the public assistance system in the mid-1990s, it became much less effective at protecting children from deep poverty — that is, at lifting their incomes above half of the poverty line — and children’s deep poverty rose. But during the Great Recession, assistance policies for children in poverty and deep poverty grew stronger, bolstered by temporary recovery initiatives, and prevented what likely would have been a large surge in deep poverty among children.