Disability, Food Insecurity, and SNAP: Addressing the Needs of Americans with Disabilities

Event Description: 

The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) is hosting a webinar to address the needs of Americans with disabilities that face food insecurity. A distinguished panel of experts will speak about the current status of food insecurity among this populations, the role of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for people with disabilities, and offer recommendations for strengthening SNAP benefits.The release of the new FRAC Report, SNAP Matters for People with Disabilities will accompany this webinar. There will be closed-captioning on the webinar for the hearing impaired.

- Melanie Meisenheimer, Emerson National Hunger Fellow, Food Research & Action Center
- Alisha Coleman-Jensen, Social Science Analyst, USDA Economic Research Service
- Rebecca Vallas, Director of Policy for the Poverty to Prosperity Program, Center for American Progress
- David Reynolds, Director of NOEP Field Operations, Hunger Solutions New York
- Jennifer Dexter, Assistant Vice President for Government Relations, Easter Seals Office of Public Affairs

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)
Event Type: 
Food insecurity, poverty, hunger, Americans, disabilities, SNAP, FRAC