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San Marcos, Texas 78666

 

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(512) 392-8300

 

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HUNGER FACTS

Food insecurity

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

National Hunger

(Pre-Pandemic)

 
  • More than 35 million Americans, ~11% of the population, are considered food insecure (Feeding America 2019).
  • 10.7 million American children, 14.6% of the population, are considered food insecure (Feeding America 2019).
  • 50% of those who are food insecure are likely ineligible for federal nutrition programs like SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) (Feeding America 2019).
  • 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

(Pre-Pandemic)

 
  • Nearly 4.1 million Texans, or  14% of the population, are considered food insecure (Feeding America 2019).
  • 1.45 million Texan children, or 19.6% of the popluation, are considered food insecure (Feeding America 2019).
  • 38% of those who are food insecure are likely ineligible for federal nutrition programs like SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) (Feeding America 2019).
  • 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

(Pre-Pandemic)

 
  • 1 in 8 (25,610) Hays County residents are food insecure (Feeding America 2019).
  • 1 in 7 (7,320) Hays County children are food insecure (Feeding America 2019).
  • 42% of households in need in Hays County likely do not qualify for federally supported programs like SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) (Feeding America).
  • The percentage of economically disadvantaged students in Hays County school districts are even more harrowing (Texas Education Agency 2020/2021 school year):
    • 74% of students in San Marcos CISD
    • 44% of students in Hays CISD
    • 29% of students in Wimberley ISD
    • 9% of students 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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