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.

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. Texas Hunger Initiative Executive Director Speaking at Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s Leadership Conference Sep. 10, 2018 Jeremy Everett, executive director of Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative, will be a featured panelist at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s (CHCI) 2018 Leadership Conference. He will be speaking on a panel for a session titled, "Integrated Food Security: Emerging Trends and Best Practices." School breakfast programs helping battle food insecurity Apr. 2, 2018 Participation in school breakfast programs is increasing, and that is good news in the fight against food insecurity among Texas families. School food programs are the primary providers of nourishment for many children. However, not all children eligible for free and reduced-price meals offered through the public school system take advantage of them, and that’s troubling. In Texas, 17.2 percent of households lacked access to adequate food in 2103 due to a lack of money and other resources, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. Among children, the food insecurity rate was 27.4 percent for 2013.