Hosted by the Texas Hunger Initiative, the USDA Southwest Regional Office,
Alliance to End Hunger and Feeding Texas


The Together at the Table: Hunger & Poverty Summit is an opportunity for leaders and practitioners from across the country to share their knowledge and expertise on addressing poverty, with a specific emphasis on food insecurity. The Summit provides evidence-based research and best-practice models for groups and organizations working in these fields. Summit speakers and attendees come from a wide range of backgrounds, areas of service and fields of study, each bringing a unique perspective to our collective effort. While this diversity leads to differing points of view and sometimes opposing ideas, we believe it also leads to growth and is actually a good thing. We hope you will join us in embracing the opportunity to be challenged in our thinking, knowing that the systemic issues of hunger and poverty can only be overcome when we are willing to approach solutions creatively, openly and from many different angles. Make plans to join us as we come together to exchange ideas, strengthen partnerships and move closer to our goal of ending hunger and, ultimately, poverty across our nation.


This year's Together at the Table: Hunger & Poverty Summit will be held on October 7-9, 2015 on the Baylor University campus. Registration has been extended but ends Sept. 22, 2015 at noon. So register today!


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The Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) is a colloborative, capacity-building project focused on ensuring that every Texan has access to three nutritious meals a day, seven days a week. THI develops and implements strategies to end hunger through research, policy, education, community organizing and community development. Headquartered at Baylor University with 12 regional offices across the state, THI convenes federal, state and local government stakeholders with nonprofits, faith communities and business leaders to create an efficient system of accountability that increases food security in Texas.

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service works to end hunger and obesity through the administration of 15 federal nutrition assistance programs including WIC, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and school meals. In partnership with state and tribal governments, our programs serve one in four Americans during the course of a year. Working with our public, private and non-profit partners, our mission is to increase food security and reduce hunger by providing children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet and nutrition education in a way that supports American agriculture and inspires public confidence. No American should have to go hungry.

Feeding Texas leads a united effort for a hunger-free Texas. We feed millions of struggling Texans through a statewide network of food banks; strengthen the collective response to hunger through collaboration and scaling success; and lead the public conversation needed to solve hunger.

The Alliance to End Hunger is a coalition of more than 90 member organizations--corporations, non-profits, faith-based organizations, universities, and foundations--dedicated to building the will to end hunger at home and abroad. Together we work to build partnerships between diverse stakeholders and provide a forum to share ideas and support initiatives to end hunger in our local communities and across the globe.