Just as data has been critical to confirming our nation’s unprecedented hunger crisis, data has been critical to making another thing clear: Our nation needs both a strong charitable sector and a deep government investment in federal food programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), to ensure no one goes hungry. Using Tableau, Feeding America is focused on delivering data to lawmakers that shows how critical food assistance is this year and in the future, as the pandemic continues. We will dive into our data-driven advocacy approach below, but first, we’ll explain in more depth the solutions we’re hoping to elevate through our work.
Amid growing child hunger, getting nutrition to children this summer matters more than ever.
Research Suggests That Food Insecurity Will Grow in the Face of COVID-19 – But Millions Struggled with Food Insecurity Before the PandemicAmirio Freeman2020-08-17T03:19:32+00:00
To develop effective strategies to reach people at risk of hunger today, and in the future, it is important to understand what hunger looked like prior to the pandemic.
As time goes on, the economic impact of the pandemic on low-income households grows.
From volunteer shortages to declining food donations, food banks are facing challenges that make it clear that we need more than food banks to help feed the nation during and after this crisis.
Three Reasons Lawmakers Should Increase SNAP Benefits During the Coronavirus Crisis and Its AftermathAmirio Freeman2020-08-17T02:49:26+00:00
In upcoming COVID-19 relief legislation, our lawmakers have an important opportunity to increase SNAP benefits by 15 percent, a move that would make our nation’s largest anti-hunger program more powerful during these unsure times.