The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) acts as a buffer against hunger for low-income working families, seniors, and people with disabilities by supplementing their food
Rachel Cooper, Director of Health & Food Justice
Rachel Cooper oversees health care policy for Every Texan. She joined Every Texan in 2012 with a focus on food and nutrition programs as well as obesity. Before joining Every Texan, she worked for the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) where she was in charge of research and data analysis and authored reports such as the School Breakfast Scorecard, Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation, and State of the States. Cooper also worked for the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), in their New York office, where she focused on helping families gain access to programs that provide work supports, such as tax credits, Medicaid, SCHIP, and food stamps. Cooper received her Masters in Human Development and Social Policy from Northwestern University.
Rachel's Recent Work
View this testimony as a PDF here. Every Texan supports HB 1287 by Guillen, as it will reduce hunger in Texas by updating the state’s
- Nutrition & Benefit Access
- School Meals