Connecting the Dots for Clients

This post is the first in a series highlighting the Community Partner Program (CPP). CPP helps connect Texas families and children to benefits to help them get back on their feet during difficult times. The Texas Hunger Initiative’s 12 regional offices help to recruit and support a wide range of nonprofit, faith-based, local and statewide […]

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Perceptions of Poverty

My family and I lived in San Antonio’s West Side for about five years before returning to Waco nearly four years ago so I could work for Baylor University. While we lived in San Antonio, the West Side community had approximately 150,000 documented residents and a median income of $19,000 per household. Families often had […]

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Farm Bill Proposal Would Cut $4 Billion from SNAP, Resulting in Lost Meals for Struggling Americans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Etienne Melcher, 202.986.2200 x3012 Washington, D.C. – April 26 – The Farm Bill proposal passed today by the Senate Agriculture Committee includes a $4.49 billion cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by limiting states’ ability to operate “Heat and Eat” policies. “With millions of people struggling to pay for […]

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