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 […]Read more "Connecting the Dots for Clients"
By: Matt Chelf, Baylor University Junior and Share our Strength: No Kid Hungry Youth Ambassador “Thank you so much,” she said. “We would have no other means to get access to meals, but you’ve come this far and brought it to us. We can’t thank you enough.” Many families across Texas, like the McAllen mother quoted above, […]Read more "Texas ISDs Bridge Transportation Gap with Summer Mobile Meals"
In March, we said goodbye to several brilliant AmeriCorps VISTAs who fulfilled their one-year terms and left a mark on THI. Now we say goodbye to 10 more, each of whom embodies the spirit and work ethic of a VISTA. Each of them will go on to do great things, and while their service year at […]Read more "What Can Happen in a Year…Of Service? [Part Two]"
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 […]Read more "Perceptions of Poverty"
So who is responsible for poverty and hunger? This question seems to be polarizing Washington D.C. and causing significant discord throughout the U.S. Most responses seem to be ideologically driven rather than informed by facts or personal experiences. So whose problem is it? Democrats have long argued that the problem is systemic and thus requires […]Read more "Developing a System of Accountability"
Baylor University had the privilege of talking to Congressmen Chet Edwards on April 17, 2012. His lecture , “What is Wrong With America,” was inspirational and displayed a transparent view of US politics which informed the audience on what was going on in Capitol Hill leaving political jargon aside. A diverse representation of each and […]Read more "The Role of Partisanship towards Hunger"
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 […]Read more "Farm Bill Proposal Would Cut $4 Billion from SNAP, Resulting in Lost Meals for Struggling Americans"