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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
    10.6%
     | 16,350 Children
  • Minnesota
    16.1%
     | 205,910 Children
  • New Hampshire
    16.2%
     | 44,440 Children
  • Virginia
    16.2%
     | 299,600 Children
  • Massachusetts
    16.6%
     | 232,270 Children
  • Delaware
    18.3%
     | 37,430 Children
  • South Dakota
    18.5%
     | 37,770 Children
  • New Jersey
    18.5%
     | 375,240 Children
  • Wyoming
    19.2%
     | 26,190 Children
  • Iowa
    19.3%
     | 139,200 Children
  • Maryland
    19.3%
     | 259,330 Children
  • Connecticut
    19.6%
     | 155,380 Children
  • Alaska
    19.6%
     | 36,650 Children
  • Vermont
    19.8%
     | 24,530 Children
  • Pennsylvania
    20.6%
     | 562,770 Children
  • Nebraska
    20.7%
     | 95,680 Children
  • Utah
    20.7%
     | 183,320 Children
  • Wisconsin
    20.7%
     | 273,140 Children
  • Colorado
    21.3%
     | 262,110 Children
  • Rhode Island
    21.3%
     | 46,150 Children
  • Idaho
    21.6%
     | 917,360 Children
  • Illinois
    21.6%
     | 661,950 Children
  • Kentucky
    21.6%
     | 220,170 Children
  • West Virginia
    21.7%
     | 83,190 Children
  • Indiana
    21.8%
     | 345,730 Children
  • New York
    21.8%
     | 927,150 Children
  • Missouri
    22.0%
     | 308,110 Children
  • Montana
    22.0%
     | 48,500 Children
  • Michigan
    22.3%
     | 505,730 Children
  • Kansas
    22.5%
     | 162,400 Children
  • Washington
    23.4%
     | 370,380 Children
  • Louisiana
    23.4%
     | 261,960 Children
  • Hawaii
    23.9%
     | 72,390 Children
  • Maine
    24.1%
     | 64,200 Children
  • Tennessee
    24.7%
     | 368,530 Children
  • Ohio
    25.2%
     | 671,090 Children
  • Oklahoma
    25.6%
     | 239,380 Children
  • Alabama
    25.8%
     | 289,960 Children
  • California
    26.3%
     | 2,426,510 Children
  • South Carolina
    26.4%
     | 284,880 Children
  • North Carolina
    26.7%
     | 608,850 Children
  • Oregon
    27.3%
     | 235,410 Children
  • Texas
    27.4%
     | 1,909,470 Children
  • Florida
    27.6%
     | 1,103,850 Children
  • Arizona
    27.7%
     | 196,950 Children
  • District of Columbia
    28.0%
     | 30,600 Children
  • Georgia
    28.1%
     | 700,780 Children
  • Nevada
    28.1%
     | 186,380 Children
  • Arkansas
    28.4%
     | 198,750 Children
  • Mississippi
    28.7%
     | 214,720 Children
  • New Mexico
    29.2%
     | 150,390 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
  • Washington
    44.1%
     | 158,472 Participants
  • New York
    44.1%
     | 546,576 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
  • Virginia
    51.3%
     | 215,776 Participants
  • Alabama
    51.3%
     | 196,084 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%
     | 51,116 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
    4.5%
     | 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
  • Washington
    10.1%
     | 33,943 Participants
  • Iowa
    10.1%
     | 16,585 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
  • New Jersey
    18.3%
     | 76,117 Participants
  • California
    18.3%
     | 447,411 Participants
  • Pennsylvania
    18.7%
     | 105,607 Participants
  • Wyoming
    19%
     | 4,749 Participants
  • Maryland
    19%
     | 50,902 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
    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
  • Nebraska
    69.0%
     | 159,000 Participants
  • Nevada
    69.0%
     | 242,420 Participants
  • Kansas
    69.0%
     | 263,580 Participants
  • Indiana
    71.0%
     | 809,570 Participants
  • Texas
    72.0%
     | 3,314,350 Participants
  • Arkansas
    74.0%
     | 451,440 Participants
  • Montana
    75.0%
     | 105,750 Participants
  • North Dakota
    75.0%
     | 53,200 Participants
  • Minnesota
    77.0%
     | 411,720 Participants
  • Louisiana
    77.0%
     | 787,670 Participants
  • New Hampshire
    78.0%
     | 92,660 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
  • New York
    79.0%
     | 2,641,760 Participants
  • Arizona
    79.0%
     | 921,880 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
  • Georgia
    83.0%
     | 1,543,860 Participants
  • North Carolina
    83.0%
     | 1,327,560 Participants
  • Pennsylvania
    84.0%
     | 1,470,000 Participants
  • Illinois
    84.0%
     | 1,603,200 Participants
  • Connecticut
    85.0%
     | 295,620 Participants
  • Delaware
    85.0%
     | 100,100 Participants
  • Idaho
    85.0%
     | 190,350 Participants
  • Alabama
    85.0%
     | 775,780 Participants
  • Ohio
    85.0%
     | 1,527,860 Participants
  • Oklahoma
    85.0%
     | 564,800 Participants
  • New Mexico
    86.0%
     | 347,490 Participants
  • West Virginia
    86.0%
     | 322,870 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
  • Oregon
    100.0%
     | 590,000 Participants
  • Washington
    100.0%
     | 821,590 Participants
  • Maine
    100.0%
     | 203,000 Participants