The South Texas office of the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty exists to empower residents of the Rio Grande Valley to gain equal access to healthy food.


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Child Nutrition

Whether you want to implement an after school meals program, start a summer meals site, or increase school breakfast participation, we can help guide you as you work with child nutrition programs.

Child Nutrition Programs
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Hunger Free Community Coalition

We'll guide you through the process of building and Hunger Free Community Coalition to bring people together to build collective responses to food insecurity.

About the Coalition


Meet Our Staff

Elaine Hernandez, PhD
Regional Director
Phone: (956) 648-9061

Debra Franco
Child Hunger Outreach Specialist