Addressing hunger is complex, and knowing how to engage is difficult. We all have some of the tools necessary to alleviate hunger, but none of us have all the tools. This is where the Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) comes in. THI conducts university-based research to determine what interventions work and provides the support and expertise to coordinate work in communities and put those programs into action.

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We have offices across the state, so you can make an impact in your community.

The Texas Hunger Initiative provides the expertise and support to foster collaboration. We convene, train, inform and support communities to assess local hunger, and evaluate barriers to food security, in order to become a Hunger Free Community.

Easing hunger pains: Waco ISD aims to offer three meals a day at every school Feb. 9, 2019 Waco ISD changed the way it delivers breakfast to students with the help of Baylor University's Texas Hunger Initiative, an organization that works across the state to coordinate efforts to battle hunger. Texas Hunger Initiative marks 10 years of fighting food insecurity Feb. 9, 2019 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. TV celebrity craftsman urges hunger fighters to persevere Nov. 13, 2018 Move beyond failure and reach for seemingly unattainable dreams, such as a world without hunger, TV celebrity woodworker Clint Harp urged participants at the Together at the Table Hunger and Poverty Summit. Dallas' health nonprofits have a new tool in their fight to increase food access Sep. 15, 2018 In the fight to increase food access in Dallas, area health nonprofits have a new weapon that will help them identify where Dallas faces the most urgent needs. The City of Dallas Community Food Assessment, an interactive map that highlights key data like the concentration of diseases such as obesity and diabetes, was presented Friday at the seventh annual Dallas Hunger Summit, where dozens of area nutrition nonprofits gathered to listen to what Dallas’ hospital health systems and other health groups are doing to serve Dallas’ neediest.