COVID-19 and Hunger Update from FRAC
The Food Research and Action Center has recently released a report on the impact that COVID-19 has had on hunger in the United States and the results are quite striking. The percentage of people who report sometimes or often not having enough food has more than tripled since 2018. The report also found that BIPOC are being impacted more severely than White individuals and families.
So what can we do? The report also found that P-EBT and increased SNAP benefits that have been released since the pandemic hit have already shown to reduce hunger and food insecurity. Supporting these programs and programs like Double Up Food Bucks which stretch SNAP dollars further and support local economy (with your dollars) are two great places to start!
Published on October 1, 2020