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San Marcos, Texas 78666

 

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(512) 392-8300

 

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HUNGER FACTS

Food in·se·cu·ri·ty

the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.

National Hunger

 
  • More than 40 million Americans, 12.5% of the population, are considered food insecure (Feeding America).
  • 12.5 million American children, 17% of the population, are considered food insecure (Feeding America).
  • 30% of those who are food insecure are likely ineligible for federal nutrition programs like SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) (Feeding America).
  • 5.5 million seniors age 60 or older are food insecure (Feeding America).
  • The food insecurity rate among seniors is highest in the southern region of the U.S.(Feeding America).

Texas Hunger

 
  • 4.2 million Texans, or nearly 15% of the population, are considered food insecure (Feeding America).
  • 1.65 million Texan children, or 22.5% of the popluation, are considered food insecure (Feeding America).
  • 35% of those who are food insecure are likely ineligible for federal nutrition programs like SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) (Feeding America).
  • Texas has one of the highest levels of senior hunger (10.5%) (Feeding America).
  • All metro areas (Houston, San Antonio, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Austin) have seniors who experience food insecurity (Feeding America).

Hays County Hunger

 
  • 1 in 7 (25,740) Hays County residents are food insecure (Feeding America).
  • 1 in 5 (8,740) Hays County children are food insecure (Feeding America).
  • 40% of households in need in Hays County do not qualify for federally supported programs like SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) (Feeding America).
  • Only 59% of the Hays County population who qualify for food aid from SNAP are actually receiving it (Feeding Texas).
  • The percentage of economically disadvantaged students in Hays County school districts are even more harrowing (Texas Education Agency):
    • 51% of students qualify in San Marcos CISD
    • 51% of students qualify in Hays CISD
    • 25.5% of students qualify in Wimberley ISD
    • 5.5% of students qualify in Dripping Springs ISD.

Hays County Food Bank does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors.

 

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