The Importance of Research Studies
Understanding the depth of the hunger issue is key to solving it. Read the latest about food access in our community.
Resources for you
Hunger Around Us - A Report on County and Congressional District Food Insecurity and County Food Cost in the United States in 2014
We believe that addressing the problem of hunger requires a thorough understanding of the problem itself. For the sixth consecutive year, Feeding America has undertaken the Map the Meal Gap project to continue learning about the face of food insecurity at the local level. By understanding the local need, communities can develop more effective strategies for reaching those who are struggling with hunger.
Improving Food Access - Austin City Council Work Session June 15, 2016
The City of Austin's Office of Sustainability created a work group process and selected participants to examine food access in Austin, barriers to food access, SNAP enrollment barriers, to create recommendations and identify "next steps" towards ending hunger in Austin.
Austin Food Report - State of the Food System Report, April 2015
This report provides an overview of Austin’s dynamic food system, including major components such as production, consumption, and waste. It is intended to provide a common framework for celebrating progress as well as identifying challenges and opportunities to inform strategies for moving forward.
Feeding with Impact - The Economic and Fiscal Benefits to Texas of the Proposed “Feeding with Impact” Initiative
The Perryman Group was recently asked to study the potential economic and fiscal effects of the “Feeding with Impact” initiative, a proposal to enhance the distribution of surplus, healthy produce in the state of Texas. This report presents findings from the analysis.