Hope Center Public Comment: Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through USDA Programs

Hope Center Public Comment: Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through USDA Programs

July 15, 2021

In June 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture requested public comments on how it can advance racial justice & equity for underserved communities as part of its implementation of Executive Order 13985, “Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government.”

The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice provided a series of policy recommendations and research findings on ways that the USDA can work to end the crisis of food insecurity and reduce financial hardship for #RealCollege students through improved student & community outreach, reduced administrative burden, and enhanced cross-agency collaboration.