by John Puder, Regional Manager for Child Hunger Outreach, Houston Regional Office __ The COVID-19 pandemic has become an unending nightmare for so many of us. From the inconvenience of wearing a mask to the terrifying fear that a deadly virus is at our doorstep, 2020 has been a year of hiding at home for […]Read more "It’s What They Do: School Nutrition Staff in the Age of COVID"
It was in the early 2000s that the concept of college hunger— hunger on college campuses—first began becoming mainstream. However, hunger among the college population has been going on for many years before it ever started to gain traction in the media. What I am referring to is what we like to call ‘the ramen […]Read more "The Hierarchy of Food: Hunger on Campus"
Written by: Leah Reed, No Kid Hungry Youth Ambassador, Texas Hunger Initiative – Waco Regional Office My name is Leah Reed, and I’m originally from Hayward, California, about a 25-minute drive from the lovely San Francisco. I’ve found myself in Waco, Texas, for a few years, studying at Baylor University, where I am a junior […]Read more "Do what we can, where we are, with whatever we have."
Written by: Eugenie Schieve, Research Intern, Texas Hunger Initaitive Early Monday morning, June 6, several staff members of the Texas Hunger Initiative and I set out for the three hour drive to Nacogdoches, a mid-sized city in East Texas. It was only my second day on the job, and I was extremely anxious to discover what we […]Read more "A Community Filled with Love and Support"
After reflecting on the national scale of the Hunger in America Trip that the Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) takes in May, Field Director Jared Gould, Director of Programs Doug McDurham and No Kid Hungry Campaign Manager Grace Norman decided that they wanted Baylor students to experience and understand hunger and poverty that exists in their […]Read more "Hunger in Texas Trip: 6 Students Served in West Texas Over Spring Break"
At Together at the Table 2015, we highlighted a few of the many individuals working to end hunger in their communities. Learn more about each of these “Hunger Heroes” and their work in our latest blog series, and get ready to be inspired! This week, read about Perla Chaparro’s VISTA service at El Pasoans Fighting […]Read more "Hunger Heroes: A VISTA’s Inspiring Work in El Paso"
At Together at the Table 2015, we highlighted a few of the many individuals working to end hunger in their communities. Learn more about each of these “Hunger Heroes” and their work in our latest blog series, and get ready to be inspired! This week, read about how a doctor at a children’s hospital is […]Read more "Hunger Heroes: Addressing food insecurity at hospitals"
At Together at the Table 2015, our Summit program highlighted a few of the many individuals working to end hunger in their communities. Learn more about each of these “Hunger Heroes” and their work in our latest blog series, and get ready to be inspired! First up—a Central Texas school nutrition director who is helping […]Read more "Hunger Heroes: Child Nutrition Director goes above and beyond at La Vega ISD"
How can Summer Meals sites keep kids engaged and participation numbers up throughout the summer months? Our latest blog series highlights unique activities that can be replicated at your Summer Meals site! We end our series by featuring how a Summer Meals site in San Angelo is using a nearby community garden to engage kids […]Read more "Growing gardens and minds in San Angelo"
Written by: Jeremy Everett, Director, Texas Hunger Initiative and Duke Storen, Senior Director, Research, Advocacy, and Partnership Development, Share Our Strength For more than 18 million children across America, summer can mean hunger, anxiety, and learning loss, not picnics, pools, and fun. When school ends for the summer, so do the meals offered to children through […]Read more "Why Do We Let Our Children Go Hungry in the Summer?"