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The Texas Hunger Initiative (THI), Texas Department of Agriculture and Share Our Strength joined in October, 2011, to form the No Kid Hungry Texas Campaign. By engaging stakeholders around the state, the campaign will focus first on increasing participation in breakfast and summer meal programs.

THI has also partnered with the Texas Food Bank Network and First Choice Power to create “Hunger by the Numbers: A Blueprint for Ending Hunger in Texas”. The report includes an executive summary and a hunger scorecard for each of the 254 counties in the state.

 

State Agency Contact

No Kid Hungry Campaign Contact

Texas NSLP, CACFP, SFSP
State Director
Food and Nutrition
Department of Agriculture
1700 North Congress Avenue, 11th Floor
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 877-839-6325
Fax: 888-203-6593

Mansoor Khadir

mkhadir@strength.org

 

 

 

Participation %
Participation %
Participation %
Participation %

Childhood Food Insecurity Rate (% of total child population)

  • North Dakota
    10.9%
     | 16,780 Children
  • New Hampshire
    15.0%
     | 42,170 Children
  • Minnesota
    16.0%
     | 205,050 Children
  • Massachusetts
    16.5%
     | 232,150 Children
  • Virginia
    16.8%
     | 311,410 Children
  • New Jersey
    18.3%
     | 374,350 Children
  • Wyoming
    18.6%
     | 25,420 Children
  • Connecticut
    19.0%
     | 152,990 Children
  • Maryland
    19.1%
     | 258,110 Children
  • Vermont
    19.2%
     | 24,130 Children
  • Iowa
    19.3%
     | 139,850 Children
  • Delaware
    19.4%
     | 39,780 Children
  • South Dakota
    19.6%
     | 40,040 Children
  • Alaska
    20.0%
     | 37,590 Children
  • Pennsylvania
    20.4%
     | 564,440 Children
  • Utah
    20.4%
     | 179,130 Children
  • Wisconsin
    20.4%
     | 270,460 Children
  • Colorado
    20.6%
     | 253,000 Children
  • Illinois
    20.8%
     | 643,040 Children
  • Michigan
    20.9%
     | 480,490 Children
  • Nebraska
    21.1%
     | 97,080 Children
  • Idaho
    21.1%
     | 90,240 Children
  • Missouri
    21.6%
     | 304,810 Children
  • Rhode Island
    21.7%
     | 47,740 Children
  • Kentucky
    21.7%
     | 221,780 Children
  • Indiana
    21.8%
     | 348,570 Children
  • New York
    21.9%
     | 938,610 Children
  • Montana
    22.1%
     | 49,300 Children
  • Kansas
    22.3%
     | 161,740 Children
  • Hawaii
    22.4%
     | 68,450 Children
  • Maine
    22.7%
     | 61,080 Children
  • Washington
    23.1%
     | 366,450 Children
  • West Virginia
    23.3%
     | 89,880 Children
  • Ohio
    24.2%
     | 653,410 Children
  • Louisiana
    24.3%
     | 271,500 Children
  • California
    25.1%
     | 2,316,570 Children
  • South Carolina
    25.2%
     | 271,560 Children
  • Tennessee
    25.4%
     | 379,780 Children
  • Oregon
    25.9%
     | 223,480 Children
  • Oklahoma
    26.0%
     | 242,990 Children
  • North Carolina
    26.1%
     | 595,240 Children
  • Alabama
    26.2%
     | 294,060 Children
  • Florida
    26.7%
     | 1,071,760 Children
  • Nevada
    26.7%
     | 176,810 Children
  • Texas
    27.4%
     | 1,899,310 Children
  • Arizona
    28.0%
     | 454,460 Children
  • Georgia
    28.2%
     | 700,870 Children
  • New Mexico
    28.3%
     | 145,280 Children
  • Arkansas
    28.4%
     | 37,590 Children
  • Mississippi
    29.0%
     | 217,220 Children
  • District of Columbia
    30.5%
     | 32,100 Children

School Breakfast Program Participation (% of F/RP lunch eaters)

  • Utah
    34.7%
     | 59,787 Participants
  • New Hampshire
    39.7%
     | 16,374 Participants
  • Nebraska
    39.9%
     | 49,349 Participants
  • Iowa
    40.1%
     | 71,549 Participants
  • Wyoming
    40.7%
     | 10,916 Participants
  • Hawaii
    41.5%
     | 29,480 Participants
  • South Dakota
    43.1%
     | 21,892 Participants
  • Massachusetts
    44.1%
     | 134,409 Participants
  • Washington
    44.2%
     | 160,112 Participants
  • Illinois
    44.9%
     | 347,141 Participants
  • Pennsylvania
    45.2%
     | 272,503 Participants
  • New York
    45.4%
     | 556,848 Participants
  • Alaska
    45.6%
     | 17,034 Participants
  • Wisconsin
    45.7%
     | 136,557 Participants
  • Montana
    45.9%
     | 22,257 Participants
  • North Dakota
    46.2%
     | 14,314 Participants
  • Nevada
    46.7%
     | 81,177 Participants
  • Indiana
    47%
     | 213,444 Participants
  • Kansas
    47.3%
     | 95,485 Participants
  • Connecticut
    47.4%
     | 75,370 Participants
  • Minnesota
    48.2%
     | 136,113 Participants
  • Florida
    49.1%
     | 652,267 Participants
  • Rhode Island
    50.4%
     | 27,149 Participants
  • New Jersey
    50.8%
     | 226,924 Participants
  • Arizona
    50.9%
     | 252,436 Participants
  • Virginia
    51.6%
     | 221,414 Participants
  • Ohio
    51.7%
     | 351,108 Participants
  • California
    52.7%
     | 1,386,366 Participants
  • Oregon
    52.9%
     | 112,028 Participants
  • Alabama
    53%
     | 203,270 Participants
  • Delaware
    53.5%
     | 31,870 Participants
  • Colorado
    54.2%
     | 131,905 Participants
  • North Carolina
    54.5%
     | 361,136 Participants
  • Michigan
    54.6%
     | 328,973 Participants
  • Idaho
    55.7%
     | 57,615 Participants
  • Louisiana
    56.5%
     | 228,795 Participants
  • Maine
    56.7%
     | 34,956 Participants
  • Missouri
    56.9%
     | 216,384 Participants
  • Georgia
    57.7%
     | 536,344 Participants
  • Oklahoma
    58.9%
     | 185,031 Participants
  • Mississippi
    59.1%
     | 188,130 Participants
  • Arkansas
    59.5%
     | 146,709 Participants
  • Maryland
    59.9%
     | 176,127 Participants
  • Vermont
    61.3%
     | 17,038 Participants
  • Texas
    62%
     | 1,556,343 Participants
  • Tennessee
    62.1%
     | 294,362 Participants
  • Kentucky
    62.7%
     | 235,642 Participants
  • South Carolina
    64.1%
     | 228,043 Participants
  • District of Columbia
    70%
     | 31,301 Participants
  • New Mexico
    71.5%
     | 121,195 Participants
  • West Virginia
    73.8%
     | 93,433 Participants

Summer Meals Programs Participation (% of F/RP lunch eaters)

  • Oklahoma
    4.5%
     | 12,957 Participants
  • Mississippi
    5.8%
     | 17,296 Participants
  • Nevada
    6.4%
     | 10,418 Participants
  • Kansas
    6.7%
     | 12,361 Participants
  • North Dakota
    6.9%
     | 1,998 Participants
  • Kentucky
    7.8%
     | 26,587 Participants
  • Missouri
    7.9%
     | 28,090 Participants
  • Colorado
    8.5%
     | 19,457 Participants
  • Alabama
    8.5%
     | 30,456 Participants
  • Hawaii
    9%
     | 5,954 Participants
  • Nebraska
    9.3%
     | 10,683 Participants
  • Iowa
    10.1%
     | 16,585 Participants
  • Washington
    10.1%
     | 33,943 Participants
  • Alaska
    10.2%
     | 3,664 Participants
  • Ohio
    10.4%
     | 66,015 Participants
  • Utah
    11.3%
     | 18,558 Participants
  • Michigan
    11.8%
     | 67,528 Participants
  • Texas
    11.9%
     | 280,018 Participants
  • New Hampshire
    12.2%
     | 4,725 Participants
  • West Virginia
    12.6%
     | 14,802 Participants
  • Tennessee
    12.7%
     | 56,606 Participants
  • Louisiana
    12.7%
     | 48,189 Participants
  • Georgia
    13.6%
     | 114,842 Participants
  • North Carolina
    13.7%
     | 85,664 Participants
  • Illinois
    13.8%
     | 106,818 Participants
  • Rhode Island
    14.2%
     | 7,182 Participants
  • Florida
    14.3%
     | 174,517 Participants
  • Arizona
    14.9%
     | 68,743 Participants
  • Minnesota
    15%
     | 39,088 Participants
  • Wisconsin
    15.2%
     | 40,817 Participants
  • Montana
    16%
     | 7,245 Participants
  • Virginia
    16.9%
     | 66,402 Participants
  • Oregon
    17.3%
     | 34,560 Participants
  • Indiana
    17.9%
     | 75,781 Participants
  • South Dakota
    18.1%
     | 8,558 Participants
  • California
    18.3%
     | 447,411 Participants
  • New Jersey
    18.3%
     | 76,117 Participants
  • Pennsylvania
    18.7%
     | 105,607 Participants
  • Maryland
    19%
     | 50,902 Participants
  • Wyoming
    19%
     | 4,749 Participants
  • South Carolina
    19.4%
     | 64,788 Participants
  • Massachusetts
    19.5%
     | 52,938 Participants
  • Maine
    19.6%
     | 11,535 Participants
  • Delaware
    21.4%
     | 11,763 Participants
  • Idaho
    22.1%
     | 21,685 Participants
  • Arkansas
    22.2%
     | 36,810 Participants
  • Vermont
    25.9%
     | 6,673 Participants
  • Connecticut
    26.4%
     | 38,107 Participants
  • New York
    28.2%
     | 328,350 Participants
  • New Mexico
    32.4%
     | 51,943 Participants
  • District of Columbia
    57.9%
     | 23,868 Participants

SNAP Participation (% of eligible people)

  • Wyoming
    56.0%
     | 33,040 Participants
  • California
    63.0%
     | 3,762,360 Participants
  • Hawaii
    66.0%
     | 155,760 Participants
  • Nevada
    66.0%
     | 292,380 Participants
  • North Dakota
    70.0%
     | 45,500 Participants
  • Kansas
    72.0%
     | 294,480 Participants
  • Alaska
    73.0%
     | 90,520 Participants
  • Montana
    75.0%
     | 108,000 Participants
  • Texas
    75.0%
     | 3,577,500 Participants
  • Colorado
    76.0%
     | 459,040 Participants
  • Nebraska
    76.0%
     | 162,640 Participants
  • New Jersey
    77.0%
     | 732,270 Participants
  • Arkansas
    77.0%
     | 490,490 Participants
  • South Dakota
    78.0%
     | 100,620 Participants
  • New York
    80.0%
     | 2,803,200 Participants
  • Utah
    81.0%
     | 272,970 Participants
  • Arizona
    81.0%
     | 950,940 Participants
  • Oklahoma
    82.0%
     | 579,740 Participants
  • Mississippi
    84.0%
     | 624,120 Participants
  • Idaho
    84.0%
     | 215,880 Participants
  • Indiana
    84.0%
     | 899,640 Participants
  • Virginia
    84.0%
     | 911,400 Participants
  • Louisiana
    84.0%
     | 859,320 Participants
  • New Hampshire
    85.0%
     | 96,050 Participants
  • Minnesota
    86.0%
     | 436,020 Participants
  • South Carolina
    86.0%
     | 818,720 Participants
  • West Virginia
    86.0%
     | 314,760 Participants
  • North Carolina
    86.0%
     | 1,470,600 Participants
  • Alabama
    88.0%
     | 872,080 Participants
  • Ohio
    88.0%
     | 1,677,280 Participants
  • Maryland
    89.0%
     | 626,940 Participants
  • Missouri
    89.0%
     | 924,710 Participants
  • Georgia
    89.0%
     | 1,790,680 Participants
  • Pennsylvania
    90.0%
     | 1,566,900 Participants
  • Florida
    90.0%
     | 3,105,900 Participants
  • New Mexico
    90.0%
     | 396,900 Participants
  • Connecticut
    91.0%
     | 343,980 Participants
  • Rhode Island
    91.0%
     | 142,870 Participants
  • Kentucky
    91.0%
     | 798,070 Participants
  • Illinois
    92.0%
     | 1,717,640 Participants
  • Massachusetts
    93.0%
     | 745,860 Participants
  • Wisconsin
    94.0%
     | 680,560 Participants
  • Iowa
    96.0%
     | 345,600 Participants
  • Delaware
    98.0%
     | 122,500 Participants
  • Tennessee
    98.0%
     | 1,296,540 Participants
  • Vermont
    98.0%
     | 72,520 Participants
  • Washington
    98.0%
     | 836,920 Participants
  • District of Columbia
    99.0%
     | 130,680 Participants
  • Oregon
    100.0%
     | 631,000 Participants
  • Michigan
    100.0%
     | 1,575,000 Participants
  • Maine
    100.0%
     | 213,000 Participants