This video by Feeding America provides a good overview of what type of data is available in the study.
Key Facts About Hunger Relief in Central Texas:
- Data from the Hunger Study, plus our own internal data shows nearly 46,000 Central Texans across 21 counties rely on our services each week, one-third of whom are children.
- The majority of our services reach families with a roof over their heads. 93 percent of Food Bank clients are NOT homeless.
- Families are working but don’t make enough to make ends meet. Nearly two-thirds of our client households had at least one working adult at home in the last year.
- Tough choices about basic needs are part of daily life: 80 percent of our clients had to choose between paying for food and paying for medicine or medical care in the past year. Two-thirds had to choose between food and housing.
- Our clients are ethnically diverse, split nearly evenly in thirds among white, African American and Hispanic populations.
- Over 60 percent of our clients must rely on receiving food from us or one of our Partner Agencies as a part of their everyday food planning
- Food stamp benefits fall short of their goal to prevent disrupted eating. For 88 percent of our clients receiving food stamps, benefits run out in three weeks or less each month.
For more details, about this study and other data about the hunger crisis in Central Texas, please visit our website.