COVID-19 School Closures & Food Resources

Many school districts in Texas have announced they will be closed for at least a week, many longer. School closures typically mean school lunch and school breakfast are no longer available. Together with partners, we're working to provide meals to students who otherwise wouldn't have access to them through Meals-to-You. Meals-to-You delivers shelf-stable foods directly to households.

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We’re working to share the most up-to-date information on food resources available. Check here for updated information on Texas school food resources.

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Hunger Data Lab

Without accurate, accessible data, we can’t make informed decisions. The Hunger Data Lab houses useful datasets to researchers, advocates, policy makers, and practitioners.  It provides clean, ready-to-use data sets and informative reports to help drive solutions to food insecurity.

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The Hunger Data Lab makes accessing and downloading data easy. Check out the ready-to-use data and get started making the data work for you. You may also access already prepared reports with useful information and statistics about child hunger, school breakfast, or tools needed to reduce hunger in your area. We invite you to contribute if you have useful data or reports that could benefit our collective work to find solutions to food insecurity and poverty. We know that it will take a united effort. If your organization needs support, we want to help. Get connected and learn how finding solutions to food insecurity in your area can come through collaboration and local support.

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Feb. 9, 2019
Texas Hunger Initiative marks 10 years of fighting food insecurity
The Texas Hunger Initiative is affiliated with Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work and partners with federal, state and local agencies to develop and implement strategies to combat hunger. This month, it celebrates its 10th anniversary.
Sep. 24, 2019
Baylor Faculty Member Earns $5 Million Grant to Study Meal Deliveries for Rural Students
WACO, Texas (Sept. 24, 2019) – Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative has taken an important step this week in helping move the University towards its Research 1/Tier 1 aspirations with the announcement of a $5 million grant to expand access to food for students living in rural Texas communities.
Sep. 26, 2019
Baylor’s Texas Hunger Initiative Receives $2.6 Million Grant from Walmart Foundation
WACO, Texas (Sept. 26, 2019) – The Walmart Foundation announced today that Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative has received a $2.6 million grant to continue its work to end hunger in Texas. Since 2012, the Walmart Foundation has awarded THI $9.8 million in grant funding to support THI’s efforts to increase access to healthy food through learning labs, direct outreach, research and policy engagement.
Sep. 30, 2019
Texas Hunger Initiative Launches Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty
WACO, Texas (Sept. 30, 2019) – Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) announced today the official launch of the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty, which will bring together efforts to address hunger in Texas and beyond. The Collaborative will become the umbrella entity for THI.
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