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Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)
History and Background

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. FRAC works with hundreds of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and corporations to address hunger and its root cause, poverty.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 38 million people in our nation – 13.9 million of them children – live in households that suffer from hunger or live on the edge of hunger. This hunger and “food insecurity” are far too widespread in our wealthy society. Hunger in the United States is a problem that can be cured.

FRAC harnesses the nation''s resources on behalf of those who need help to stave off hunger – poor children and their families, the elderly, the unemployed, low-income workers, the ill, and the homeless. Hunger reduces a child''s ability to learn, decreases a worker''s productive energy, and weakens an elderly person''s resistance to disease. It weakens families, and prevents our nation from reaching its full potential.

In 2002 FRAC launched D.C. Hunger Solutions (www.dchungersolutions.org) to combat hunger and improve nutrition in the District of Columbia. D.C. Hunger Solutions’ multi-faceted work has had a real impact on the reach and quality of the federal nutrition programs, and the health and well-being of beneficiaries in the Dist

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