ABOUT US

ABOUT US

4.3 million Texans are food insecure, including nearly 1 in 4 children, but by working together, we are seeing a change.

When members of the West Texas community of San Angelo learned that children in their community were experiencing high rates of hunger during the summer months when school was out, they contacted us. We helped them assess their greatest needs and guided them through the process of building collaboration and implementing evidence-based practices. The local churches, nonprofits, the school district, and the municipal government to create a summer meals program at city parks across the community. After a few months of planning, San Angelo increased meals to children from 1,000 to 20,000 in just one year.

This change didn’t happen because people suddenly began to care. It happened because all of the people who cared began working together.

 

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Food insecurity and poverty are challenges that go beyond the capabilities of any one agency or private firm. The only way we can comprehensively address hunger is to have an integrated response by creating and maintaining collaborations across the federal, state, and local levels and building strong working partnerships between public programs and private organizations. Through our headquarters at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and our offices across the state, we provide the support and expertise to build the collaboration and partnerships needed to comprehensively address hunger and poverty.

 

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WITH OUR HELP, ORGANIZATIONS IN TEXAS ARE ABLE TO DO MORE...

  • More than 323 million breakfasts were served in the 2015-16 school year, a 31% increase compared to 2008-09.
  • More than 25 million meals were served in afterschool programs in 2015-16, a 645% increase compared to 2010-11.
  • More than 6,000 summer meals sites in 2016, a 45% increase compared to 2009.
  • We’ve created or supported 15 coalitions across the state.

 

IN TOTAL, 100 MILLION MORE MEALS WERE SERVED TO TEXANS IN 2015-16 THAN IN 2008-09.