One of the main tenets that the Viatorian Community supports is to work to eradicate hunger in this country. As a result, the community supports the Washington-based Food Research and Action Center, or FRAC.
According to FRAC’s recent food hardship report, 15.8 percent of Illinois survey respondents – nearly one in six people – said that in 2014 they struggled to afford enough food for their households.
“People are still struggling” with low wages, unemployment, involuntary part-time employment and inadequate assistance programs, said Jim Weill, president of FRAC. “Congress and the President must reject cuts to nutrition programs and other programs that benefit low-income people, and build a strong safety net.”
Read more here about FRAC, and its public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States.