A gnawing feeling in the stomach. Light-headedness. Dizziness. Headaches. Lethargy or weakness. Inability to concentrate. A craving for food. Pain. All of these are associated with hunger.
Most of us can end the temporary experience of hunger. Unfortunately, more than 900,000 individuals in southeast Texas may not have that choice. Food insecurity is when people don’t have consistent access to enough nutritious food. And on any give day 66,200 are hungry, 2,800 of them children.
(*USDA Hunger Report (word doc)
Texas has a 16.3% food insecurity rate, ranking second highest in the country)
Hunger Study Report (pdf)
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Fact sheet (pdf)
The Houston Food Bank, powered by our donors and working in partnership with nearly 500 hunger relief agencies in 18 southeast Texas counties, feeds more than 137,000 individuals each week who are hungry or food insecure. Arm yourself with knowledge; Hunger Facts.
The Houston Feed the Most Vulnerable Project provides tools and information to help people make the most of federal food and nutrition programs for homeless shelters and individuals.
|Your support for hunger relief is even more important. One in four families in Houston report having trouble buying groceries, according to the latest Houston Area Survey. Hear more from Rice sociology professor Dr. Stephen Klineberg, founder of the survey.