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May is Older Americans Month, and the Administration for Community Living is recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act (OAA) with the theme Get into the Act! Use this opportunity to educate your community, the media, and your elected officials about how the OAA helps seniors stay independent. Congress is in recess May 23-30-a great time to invite your lawmakers to see the OAA in action at your organization. Obtain resources and learn more here.

The National Human Services Assembly recently released the policy report, Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in Young Families: Two-Generation Policy Recommendations. The report identifies what needles need to be moved on federal, state, and local levels based on extensive dialogue with direct service providers and national policy advocates. It also addresses critical capacity building needs for organizations. For more information, please contact NHSA directly at policy@nassembly.org.

Feeding America released its annual Map the Meal Gap report with state, county, and congressional district data on overall and child food insecurity rates. The report also includes data on food cost variation by county and congressional district and the percent of food insecure populations likely eligible for federal nutrition programs. If you would like to share this data with your networks, we have sample blog posts and newsletter articles you can use. For more information and resources, please click here contact Eleni Towns, Policy Analyst.