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.


Center for Children and Families: The Number of Uninsured Children Is on the Rise
November 15, 2019

The number of uninsured children increased by more than 400,000 to more than four million nationwide between 2016 and 2018, reversing a long-standing positive trend and erasing many of the gains achieved after major provisions of the Affordable Care Act took effect. Behind these numbers are millions of families struggling to make ends meet and get their kids the health care they need to succeed.

CHN submits additional comments to USDA in opposition to proposal that would restrict SNAP eligibility, cut school lunch
November 4, 2019

CHN has submitted additional comments specifically related to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s revised estimate of the impact on school meals’ participation due to the proposed rule change related to Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). CHN is very concerned to see USDA’s new analysis of the number of children expected to be moved from the free meals to reduced price meals category or to lose access to subsidized meals altogether because 545,000 households with school-aged children may no longer participate in SNAP under the Categorical Eligibility change proposed. The huge increase in the number of children who could lose free school meals (from about 500,000 to 982,000 children) should alone cause USDA to withdraw this proposed rule.

CBPP: Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit Lifted 10.6 Million People out of Poverty in 2018
November 1, 2019

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit together boosted the incomes of 28.1 million poor Americans in 2018, lifting 10.6 million above the poverty line and making 17.5 million others less poor, our analysis of new Census data shows. These totals include 11.9 million children, 5.5 million of whom were lifted out of poverty and another 6.4 million made less poor. The figures use the Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure, which — unlike the official poverty measure — accounts for taxes and non-cash benefits as well as cash income.