HAYS COUNTY HUNGER FACTS

 
  • 1 in 7 Hays County residents are food insecure (Feeding America 2015).
  • 24,710 are food insecure in Hays County (Feeding America 2015).
  • 13.9% of the Hays County population are food insecure (Feeding America 2015).
  • 8,690 children are food insecure in Hays County (Feeding America 2015).
  • 20.6% of the Hays County children population are food insecure (Feeding America 2015).
  • Only 65% of the food insecure population of Hays County are income-eligible for government nutrition programs like SNAP, which was formerly known as food stamps (Feeding America 2015).
  • According to public data (Feeding Texas 2014), the number of individuals who live below the poverty line in each major city are:
    • 25,212 San Marcos residents
    • 8,691 Kyle residents
    • 3,940 Buda residents
    • 2,097 Wimberley residents
    • 1,782 Dripping Springs residents
  • The percentage of students who qualify for free or reduced lunch in Hays County school districts (Texas Education Agency 2016) are even more harrowing. Here they are:
    • 70.54% of students qualify in San Marcos CISD
    • 47.35% of students qualify in Hays CISD
    • 23.7% of students qualify in Wimberley ISD
    • 10.11% of students qualify in Dripping Springs ISD
 

 
 
 

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