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 comments on the SNAP proposed rule on Standard Utility Allowance (SUA)
December 4, 2019

USDA should not seek to reduce the value of the SUA in any state, but should consider appropriate steps to increase benefits in certain states. USDA should be strengthening the positive impacts of SNAP for health, well-being and economic activity, not making cuts to SNAP benefits. The members of the Coalition on Human Needs strongly oppose the proposed rule and request the USDA withdraw the rule and work with states to improve their SUA’s under existing flexibility.

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.