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Nov
13
2018
TV celebrity craftsman urges hunger fighters to persevere
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.
Sep
15
2018
Dallas' health nonprofits have a new tool in their fight to increase food access
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.
Sep
10
2018
Texas Hunger Initiative Executive Director Speaking at Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s Leadership Conference
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."
Apr
2
2018
School breakfast programs helping battle food insecurity
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.
Mar
22
2018
4 ways Baylor is fighting hunger and food insecurity
More than 42 million people in the U.S. are food insecure, meaning they lack reliable access to affordable, quality food. More than 4 million Texans are food insecure, including nearly 1 out of every 4 children. It’s felt by some of our own neighbors, here in Waco and even on campus. Here are four ways Baylor is working to “love thy neighbor” and combat hunger.
Mar
16
2018
Baylor Mission Teams Provide Harvey and Hunger Relief, as Well as Respite Care to Many in Texas
Three Baylor University mission teams served in Texas over spring break to provide relief for those affected by Hurricane Harvey, as well as by hunger, homelessness and many other circumstances. More than 60 students, faculty and staff traveled across the state to serve in schools, nonprofits, neighborhoods, respite centers and community buildings.
Mar
15
2018
Texas School Breakfast Report Card Shows State Improving in Breakfast Participation
There is good news for Texas school children who start their day off with a school breakfast, according to the Texas School Breakfast Report Card produced by Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative. Thanks in part to the passage in 2013 of Texas Senate Bill 376 – the “Universal Breakfast Bill” – and the implementation of alternative service models, Texas has become a national leader in school breakfast participation, moving up to 10th in the state rankings.
Feb
9
2018
Baylor University Missions Sends Spring Break Relief Teams to Areas Damaged by Hurricane Harvey
Teams of Baylor University students, faculty and staff will partner with various community groups and relief efforts over spring break March 4-9 in order to bring hope to communities that were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Baylor Missions will work to identify needs, serve others and bring relief to the recently devastated and desolate areas in south Texas and along the Texas Gulf coast.
Mar
20
2017
Grant will continue outreach for child nutrition programs, conduct research to evaluate effectiveness.
Mar
9
2017
March 8, 2017
VIDEO: In partnership with the Texas Hunger Initiative, students from Baylor University are spending part of their spring break studying the issue of hunger across Texas. On Wednesday, the students visited schools in San Angelo to learn more about the district's breakfast in the classroom program. Interviewed for the story is Gabriela Fierro, a freshman political science/environmental studies major from Houston.
Mar
2
2017
Feb. 28, 2017
Baylor’s Texas Hunger Initiative, Baylor’s Campus Kitchen and No Kid Hungry recently held a food drive and hunger awareness forum that focused on students who experience food insecurity. Quoted are Cara Cliburn Allen, a graduate student studying student hunger; Nathan Allman, Ph.D., associate professor of educational leadership in the School of Education; and Rebecca Peirce, a junior from College Station and director of Baylor Campus Kitchens. “At a private school, we incorrectly assume that everyone has money for basic necessities like food,” Allen said. “We must fight the stigma against hunger.”
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