In 2012, more than one in six Americans lived in poverty and struggled with hunger. This equates to 48.7 million people living in poverty, and 99.1 million people (approximately one-third of the U.S. population) living on less than 185 percent of the federal poverty level ($23,850 for a family of four). The U.S. economy and labor market were negatively impacted by the Great Recession of 2007 and 2008, and recovery has been slow. The recessed economy and the fact that more people are living in poverty has made federal programs such as the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) increasingly important.

FRAC is a national nonprofit organization that works to eradicate hunger and undernutrition by improving public policies and public-private relationships, as well as administering programs ...

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