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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.

 

 

Participation %
Participation %
Participation %
Participation %

Childhood Food Insecurity Rate (% of total child population)

  • North Dakota
    10.2%
     | 15,250 Children
  • New Hampshire
    14.7%
     | 40,490 Children
  • Massachusetts
    16.5%
     | 229,170 Children
  • Virginia
    16.5%
     | 301,980 Children
  • Minnesota
    16.6%
     | 209,830 Children
  • Wyoming
    18.0%
     | 23,820 Children
  • Delaware
    18.3%
     | 36,860 Children
  • South Dakota
    18.3%
     | 36,110 Children
  • Maryland
    19.0%
     | 251,730 Children
  • New Jersey
    19.0%
     | 383,020 Children
  • Vermont
    19.3%
     | 23,670 Children
  • Iowa
    19.3%
     | 137,120 Children
  • Connecticut
    19.8%
     | 157,550 Children
  • Alaska
    20.3%
     | 37,640 Children
  • Pennsylvania
    20.5%
     | 559,120 Children
  • Wisconsin
    20.8%
     | 270,150 Children
  • Nebraska
    21.0%
     | 94,940 Children
  • Utah
    21.4%
     | 186,170 Children
  • West Virginia
    21.8%
     | 82,220 Children
  • Montana
    21.8%
     | 47,720 Children
  • Colorado
    21.9%
     | 266,090 Children
  • New York
    22.0%
     | 924,970 Children
  • Rhode Island
    22.2%
     | 47,780 Children
  • Kentucky
    22.4%
     | 224,800 Children
  • Missouri
    22.5%
     | 312,440 Children
  • Kansas
    22.6%
     | 160,770 Children
  • Illinois
    22.7%
     | 692,100 Children
  • Indiana
    22.7%
     | 355,780 Children
  • Idaho
    23.0%
     | 96,090 Children
  • Louisiana
    23.5%
     | 259,520 Children
  • Michigan
    23.7%
     | 533,470 Children
  • Hawaii
    23.7%
     | 71,020 Children
  • Maine
    23.9%
     | 62,810 Children
  • Washington
    24.3%
     | 375,880 Children
  • Tennessee
    25.1%
     | 369,020 Children
  • Oklahoma
    25.3%
     | 233,350 Children
  • Ohio
    25.7%
     | 679,900 Children
  • Alabama
    26.3%
     | 292,740 Children
  • North Carolina
    27.3%
     | 618,200 Children
  • California
    27.3%
     | 2,487,750 Children
  • Mississippi
    27.4%
     | 202,980 Children
  • South Carolina
    27.4%
     | 292,800 Children
  • Texas
    27.6%
     | 1,894,060 Children
  • Nevada
    28.0%
     | 183,360 Children
  • Arkansas
    28.4%
     | 198,750 Children
  • Florida
    28.4%
     | 1,118,050 Children
  • Georgia
    28.8%
     | 707,390 Children
  • Oregon
    29.1%
     | 245,260 Children
  • Arizona
    29.9%
     | 478,420 Children
  • District of Columbia
    30.0%
     | 31,460 Children
  • New Mexico
    30.6%
     | 156,930 Children

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

  • Utah
    34.3%
     | 59,705 Participants
  • New Hampshire
    37.3%
     | 15,462 Participants
  • Nebraska
    38.9%
     | 47,436 Participants
  • Wyoming
    40%
     | 10,631 Participants
  • Iowa
    40.5%
     | 71,093 Participants
  • South Dakota
    41.9%
     | 21,127 Participants
  • Hawaii
    42.7%
     | 30,209 Participants
  • Massachusetts
    43%
     | 124,716 Participants
  • Wisconsin
    44%
     | 126,354 Participants
  • New York
    44.1%
     | 546,576 Participants
  • Washington
    44.1%
     | 158,472 Participants
  • Alaska
    44.6%
     | 17,075 Participants
  • Pennsylvania
    44.9%
     | 270,332 Participants
  • Montana
    45.1%
     | 21,778 Participants
  • Illinois
    45.6%
     | 376,272 Participants
  • New Jersey
    45.7%
     | 200,925 Participants
  • North Dakota
    45.9%
     | 14,207 Participants
  • Kansas
    46.4%
     | 91,745 Participants
  • Connecticut
    46.9%
     | 72,090 Participants
  • Indiana
    47.3%
     | 2,123,418 Participants
  • Nevada
    47.4%
     | 82,195 Participants
  • Minnesota
    47.8%
     | 132,885 Participants
  • Florida
    48.2%
     | 626,769 Participants
  • California
    49.1%
     | 1,281,988 Participants
  • Arizona
    49.3%
     | 242,560 Participants
  • Rhode Island
    50%
     | 26,926 Participants
  • Colorado
    50.5%
     | 123,271 Participants
  • Ohio
    51%
     | 344,888 Participants
  • Alabama
    51.3%
     | 196,084 Participants
  • Virginia
    51.3%
     | 215,776 Participants
  • Delaware
    52.1%
     | 30,508 Participants
  • Oregon
    52.7%
     | 112,156 Participants
  • Michigan
    53.1%
     | 322,901 Participants
  • North Carolina
    53.9%
     | 359,150 Participants
  • Maine
    54.5%
     | 34,080 Participants
  • Idaho
    55%
     | 57,519 Participants
  • Missouri
    55.5%
     | 210,233 Participants
  • Maryland
    56.5%
     | 161,985 Participants
  • Georgia
    56.8%
     | 510,090 Participants
  • Arkansas
    57.6%
     | 141,784 Participants
  • Louisiana
    58.9%
     | 238,135 Participants
  • Mississippi
    59.3%
     | 187,574 Participants
  • Oklahoma
    59.8%
     | 185,923 Participants
  • Texas
    60.8%
     | 1,523,295 Participants
  • Tennessee
    61.2%
     | 290,545 Participants
  • Vermont
    61.6%
     | 16,916 Participants
  • Kentucky
    62.9%
     | 227,574 Participants
  • South Carolina
    64.6%
     | 229,219 Participants
  • West Virginia
    66.9%
     | 83,991 Participants
  • New Mexico
    69.8%
     | 119,326 Participants
  • District of Columbia
    70%
     | 30,836 Participants

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

  • Oklahoma
    4.7%
     | 13,802 Participants
  • Kansas
    6.3%
     | 11,742 Participants
  • Mississippi
    6.7%
     | 19,906 Participants
  • Hawaii
    6.8%
     | 4,448 Participants
  • Alabama
    7.4%
     | 26,721 Participants
  • Kentucky
    7.8%
     | 25,820 Participants
  • North Dakota
    7.8%
     | 2,305 Participants
  • Missouri
    7.9%
     | 28,425 Participants
  • Colorado
    8.3%
     | 19,220 Participants
  • Nevada
    8.3%
     | 13,292 Participants
  • Iowa
    8.7%
     | 14,224 Participants
  • Louisiana
    9.4%
     | 36,448 Participants
  • Nebraska
    9.5%
     | 10,998 Participants
  • Washington
    9.8%
     | 33,491 Participants
  • Ohio
    10.2%
     | 64,074 Participants
  • Alaska
    10.7%
     | 3,866 Participants
  • Michigan
    10.9%
     | 62,447 Participants
  • Texas
    11%
     | 258,900 Participants
  • Utah
    11.9%
     | 19,811 Participants
  • Tennessee
    12.6%
     | 56,862 Participants
  • New Hampshire
    12.6%
     | 4,960 Participants
  • North Carolina
    12.7%
     | 80,243 Participants
  • Idaho
    12.8%
     | 94,915 Participants
  • Illinois
    12.8%
     | 94,915 Participants
  • Arizona
    13%
     | 60,303 Participants
  • Florida
    13.3%
     | 160,963 Participants
  • Wisconsin
    13.6%
     | 38,589 Participants
  • Rhode Island
    13.6%
     | 6,963 Participants
  • West Virginia
    14%
     | 15,488 Participants
  • Minnesota
    14%
     | 36,472 Participants
  • Montana
    14%
     | 6,422 Participants
  • Georgia
    14%
     | 117,827 Participants
  • Indiana
    15.1%
     | 61,756 Participants
  • Wyoming
    15.5%
     | 3,901 Participants
  • Arkansas
    15.7%
     | 36,810 Participants
  • California
    16%
     | 399,833 Participants
  • Maine
    17.5%
     | 10,503 Participants
  • Oregon
    17.5%
     | 36,343 Participants
  • Virginia
    17.6%
     | 68,772 Participants
  • Maryland
    17.8%
     | 47,409 Participants
  • South Dakota
    19.1%
     | 8,955 Participants
  • Massachusetts
    19.4%
     | 52,544 Participants
  • New Jersey
    19.8%
     | 81,888 Participants
  • Pennsylvania
    20.3%
     | 119,195 Participants
  • Delaware
    20.6%
     | 11,112 Participants
  • South Carolina
    21.6%
     | 72,807 Participants
  • Connecticut
    24%
     | 35,485 Participants
  • Vermont
    26%
     | 6,888 Participants
  • New York
    27.6%
     | 313,175 Participants
  • New Mexico
    30.2%
     | 49,411 Participants
  • District of Columbia
    59.8%
     | 21,514 Participants

SNAP Participation (% of eligible people)

  • Wyoming
    57.0%
     | 33,600 Participants
  • California
    57.0%
     | 3,212,000 Participants
  • Hawaii
    61.0%
     | 137,350 Participants
  • Colorado
    66.0%
     | 402,960 Participants
  • New Jersey
    67.0%
     | 596,400 Participants
  • Alaska
    68.0%
     | 75,920 Participants
  • Kansas
    69.0%
     | 263,580 Participants
  • Nebraska
    69.0%
     | 159,000 Participants
  • Nevada
    69.0%
     | 242,420 Participants
  • Indiana
    71.0%
     | 809,570 Participants
  • Texas
    72.0%
     | 3,314,350 Participants
  • Arkansas
    74.0%
     | 451,440 Participants
  • North Dakota
    75.0%
     | 53,200 Participants
  • Montana
    75.0%
     | 105,750 Participants
  • Louisiana
    77.0%
     | 787,670 Participants
  • Minnesota
    77.0%
     | 411,720 Participants
  • New Hampshire
    78.0%
     | 92,660 Participants
  • New York
    79.0%
     | 2,641,760 Participants
  • Arizona
    79.0%
     | 921,880 Participants
  • Mississippi
    79.0%
     | 568,800 Participants
  • South Dakota
    79.0%
     | 93,150 Participants
  • Utah
    79.0%
     | 241,780 Participants
  • Virginia
    79.0%
     | 756,000 Participants
  • South Carolina
    80.0%
     | 767,520 Participants
  • Maryland
    81.0%
     | 497,000 Participants
  • Rhode Island
    82.0%
     | 126,360 Participants
  • Florida
    82.0%
     | 2,581,040 Participants
  • North Carolina
    83.0%
     | 1,327,560 Participants
  • Georgia
    83.0%
     | 1,543,860 Participants
  • Pennsylvania
    84.0%
     | 1,470,000 Participants
  • Illinois
    84.0%
     | 1,603,200 Participants
  • Alabama
    85.0%
     | 775,780 Participants
  • Ohio
    85.0%
     | 1,527,860 Participants
  • Oklahoma
    85.0%
     | 564,800 Participants
  • Connecticut
    85.0%
     | 295,620 Participants
  • Delaware
    85.0%
     | 100,100 Participants
  • Idaho
    85.0%
     | 190,350 Participants
  • West Virginia
    86.0%
     | 322,870 Participants
  • New Mexico
    86.0%
     | 347,490 Participants
  • Iowa
    87.0%
     | 335,280 Participants
  • Massachusetts
    88.0%
     | 676,860 Participants
  • Wisconsin
    89.0%
     | 619,920 Participants
  • Kentucky
    90.0%
     | 753,950 Participants
  • Missouri
    91.0%
     | 882,880 Participants
  • Tennessee
    95.0%
     | 1,198,760 Participants
  • Vermont
    97.0%
     | 67,620 Participants
  • Michigan
    99.0%
     | 1,561,800 Participants
  • District of Columbia
    99.0%
     | 113,100 Participants
  • Maine
    100.0%
     | 203,000 Participants
  • Oregon
    100.0%
     | 590,000 Participants
  • Washington
    100.0%
     | 821,590 Participants