News released by D.C. Hunger Solutions
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February 16, 2016: Washington, D.C. Among Top in U.S. for School Breakfast Participation
January 19, 2016: D.C. Hunger Solutions Announces Increase to Minimum Monthly SNAP Benefit
September 2, 2015: D.C. Hunger Solutions Appoints New Director
June 1, 2015 - Washington D.C. Remains First in the Nation for Reaching Children with Summer Meals
April 7, 2015 - Survey Finds 15.9 Percent of Households in D.C. Struggle to Afford Food
February 10, 2015 - Washington, D.C. Among Top in U.S. for School Breakfast Participation
September 3, 2014 - 13.4 Percent of D.C. Households Struggling with Hunger
July 10, 2014 - D.C. Hunger Solutions Report Shows Positive Impact of Healthy School Act on School Breakfast Participation
June 2, 2014 - Washington D.C. Remains First in the Nation for Reaching Children with Summer Meals
May 15, 2014 - More than 100 D.C. Schools Serving Free Meals to Students in Ongoing Effort to Reduce Hunger
February 5, 2014 - Farm Bill Means Less Food for Struggling Households
January 23, 2014 - New Report Shows School Breakfast Participation Continues to Grow in Washington, D.C.
January 6, 2014 - Missed Meals Missed Opportunities - Washington D.C. Remains First in the Nation for Reaching Children with Meals during the Summer Months but the Program Still Fails to Reach Thousands
Sep 18, 2013 - Nearly One in Three Households with Children in the District of Columbia Report Inability to Afford Enough Food
Sep 6, 2013 - 12 Percent of Washington, D.C. Households Struggling with Hunger
Jun 27, 2013 - Local Groups Applaud D.C. Council for Strengthening Farmers’ Market Nutrition Incentive Programs
June 14, 2013 - Washington D.C. Remains First in the Nation for Reaching Children with Meals During the Summer Months but Participation Continues to Drop
March 15, 2013 - D.C. Hunger Solutions Brings Food Assistance Outreach to Low-Income D.C. Residents as they File their Taxes
February 28, 2013 - New Survey Finds 15 Percent of Households in Washington D.C. Reported in 2012 Inability to Afford Enough Food - Report Exposes Broad Food Hardship; Underscores Need to Protect and Improve SNAP
January 15, 2013 - New Report Shows School Breakfast Participation Continues to Grow in Washington, D.C. - D.C. Healthy Schools Act Ensures Low-Income Children Have Access to Healthy Meals at School
December 11, 2012 - As It Celebrates its Tenth Year, D.C. Hunger Solutions Recognizes D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh for her Work to End Hunger in the District
October 9, 2012 - D.C. Hunger Solutions Sponsors Food Stamp Challenge to Take Place Oct 9-15
September 21, 2012 - D.C. Hunger Solutions Recognized as a Community Champion
September 5, 2012 - 12.6 Percent of D.C. Households Struggling with Hunger - New Polling Data Show Broad Support for SNAP and Opposition to Cuts
July 23, 2012 - DC Hunger Solutions joins with AARP DC Volunteers, the Greater Washington Urban League, and AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly to fight senior hunger
May 18, 2012 - Exciting News for School Wellness in Washington, D.C. (Community Eligibility Option and D.C. Healthy Schools and Youth Commission)
February 21, 2012 - “Breakfast in the Council” Celebrates D.C. for its #1 Ranking for School Breakfast Participation Under Secretary Kevin Concannon, FRAC President Jim Weill Join D.C. Hunger Solutions to Commemorate Achievement.
January 31, 2012 - D.C. First in the Nation for School Breakfast Participation
December 15, 2011 - One in Eight D.C. Residents Reporting Struggle to Access Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
October 27, 2011 - D.C. Hunger Solutions congratulates the three D.C. farmers' markets that received 2011 Farmers' Market Promotion Program grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
September 28, 2011 - D.C. Hunger Solutions Congratulates D.C. Department of Human Services on SNAP/Food Stamp Program Bonus Award
September 7, 2011 - New Data Show One in Eight Washington D.C. Households Struggling with Hunger
August 11, 2011 - One in Three Households with Children in Washington, D.C. Report Inability to Afford Enough Food
June 7, 2011 - D.C. Free Summer Meals Program Tops the Charts
January 13, 2011 - More Low-Income Children Receiving School Meals, But Breakfast Participation Still Falling Short
December 29, 2010 - New State-by-State Analysis of Food Hardship Shows 18 Percent of Respondents in District of Columbia Reported in First Half of 2010 Inability to Afford Enough Food
December 23, 2010 - D.C. Hunger Solutions commends the D.C. Council for passing the FEED DC Act of 2010
November 16, 2010 - New Data Show Nearly 13 Percent of Washington D.C. Households Struggling with Hunger as Recession Hits
October 18, 2010 - D.C. Hunger Solutions Unveils New Website Dedicated to Healthy Schools Act
September 28, 2010 - D.C. Department of Human Services Receives Bonus Awards for Outstanding Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Performance
June 29, 2010 - Washington, D.C. Still Ranks #1 in Summer Nutrition Participation - Participation Slips from Previous Summer as Recession Reduces Number of Sites
April 9, 2010 - D.C. Expands Food Stamp Eligibility
March 16, 2010 - Report Finds District’s “Grocery Gap” Leaves Some Neighborhoods with Few Options for Healthy Food; Urges Creation of an Initiative to Spur Development and Close the Gap
January 26, 2010 - New Survey Finds Two of Five D.C. Households with Children Unable to Afford Enough Food in 2008-2009
December 8, 2009 - Low Rate of Participation in School Breakfast Means Missed Meals for Children and Missed Federal Dollars for Washington, D.C.
November 19, 2009 - New Data Show 12.4 Percent of Washington D.C. Households
Struggling with Hunger as Recession Hit
October 1, 2009 - District of Columbia Added to National Afterschool Meal Program - Thousands of Low-Income D.C. Children Will Benefit from Expanded Access to Healthy Meals
September 11, 2009 - Food Stamp Participation High in Washington, D.C. - City Reached 82 Percent of Eligible Individuals with Food Stamps in 2007
January 14, 2009 - Expanding School Breakfast Participation Means More Meals for Children and More Federal Dollars - Annual Report Charts D.C.’s Participation in School Breakfast Program
November 20, 2008 - Washington, D.C.’s Hunger and Poverty Trends Detailed in New Publication - New Report Includes USDA Food Insecurity Data, Chronicles Participation and Service Gaps in Eight Federal Nutrition Programs
October 31, 2008 - Food Stamp Participation High in Washington, D.C. - City Reaching 83 Percent of Eligible Individuals with Food Stamps (pdf)
July 30, 2008 - D.C. Free Summer Meals Program Keeps on Growing
July 3, 2008 - Need food? DC Food Finder has the answers - Interactive map connects D.C. residents to healthy food in their community
August 29, 2006 - One out of Three D.C. Children Lived in Poverty During 2005
July 13, 2006 - Healthful Foods Not An Option For Many; Poorer Areas Lack Access, Report Says
March 15, 2006 - As Poverty Rises in the District of Columbia, Some Federal Nutrition Programs Are Improving to Meet the Need While Others Are Falling Behind
December 13, 2005 - New FRAC Report Says More DC Students Had Breakfast at School in 2005 (pdf)
October 19, 2005 - D.C. Public Schools Begin Universal Breakfast Program (pdf)
July 12, 2005 - Mayor Launches Commission on Food and Nutrition (pdf)
The commission will handle issues concerning food served in public, charter, and private schools, and shelters, as well as food assistance for seniors. The commission panel will also explore new ways to encourage healthy eating.
October 31, 2004 - Acting Head of Agency Lauded as a 'Breath of Fresh Air' (pdf)
Last summer, Deborah Gist agreed to a request from her boss, D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams, to take over an important city agency that had become the target of so much criticism that its director had been forced to quit. Three months after Gist became interim director of the D.C. State Education Office, several key problems are being fixed.
September 29, 2004 - USDA Awards $15,000 For WIC Special Project Grant (pdf)
On Tuesday, September 28 Secretary Ann M. Veneman announced the award of $15,000 in grant funds to the District of Columbia for one year to develop their concept paper into a full grant proposal on how to improve consumption of fruit and vegetables among WIC participants. The grant awards are part of USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Revitalizing Quality Nutrition Services in WIC (RQNS) initiative.
April 21, 2004 - While Federal Nutrition Programs Reach Many, Thousands More People And Federal Dollars Are Left Behind (pdf)
D.C. Hunger Solutions called on the District of Columbia agencies and community-based organizations today to better maximize the use of federal nutrition programs.