Our Strategy

Strategic Approach

THI believes that Texas has enough food to feed the people of Texas but that the system making food accessible needs to be organized. It is working to end hunger by initiating collaboration, sharing innovative ideas through research, and informing public policy, in Texas and beyond.

Collaborative Research

As a part of Baylor University, THI is uniquely positioned to lead in research, utilizing the University’s extensive academic network to measure and evaluate existing food programs in order to improve them. Partnering with experts across the academic disciplines, THI’s research team is determined to make research relating to food insecurity both collaborative and actionable. The research THI conducts informs its policy and advocacy work, which in turn informs its programs and outreach, and the effectiveness of its programs is continuously evaluated by this research. The reverse is also true, as THI’s programs and outreach inform what research needs to be done and where policy education is needed.

Serving Across Texas

The Texas Hunger Initiative’s Central Office is located in the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work in downtown Waco. THI also has 12 regional offices across the state that fight hunger on a local level in Amarillo, Austin, Dallas, El Paso , Fort Worth, Houston, Lubbock, McAllen, San Angelo, San Antonio, Tyler and Waco.