Hunger in America 2010: Central Texas report reveals 79 percent increase in need since last study in 2006.
February 3, 2010 § Leave a comment
Today, we released our local report of a nationwide study on the state of food security and hunger in America. Behind these numbers, and really, the crux of what this report reveals is a convergence of economic problems, public policy and social/moral priorities in Central Texas.
As President and CEO, David Davenport revealed the highlights from the study in this morning’s press conference, he emphasized the importance of our Food Bank’s role and responsibility in providing solutions and leadership. The purpose of the study is not to just say “shame on Central Texas”, but to share with the community the unique challenges we have in Central Texas for ensuring we achieve food security. Our opportunities are clear and we have a three-part solution. Here is our pledge to you, Central Texas:
- CAFB will help ensure those who are eligible for feeding programs access them to the fullest extent.
- CAFB will expand services, distribute more food, and use innovative technology to optimize our operations.
- CAFB will lead the community to elevate the issue of hunger and the belief that hunger, especially in the life of a child, is socially and morally unacceptable.
Get the facts and stay involved with our progress at HungerisUNacceptable.com.
A special thank you to Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell for hosting the event at City Hall, Texas Agriculture Deputy Commissioner Drew DeBerry, our Partner Agencies, and our guests for attending and watching on U-stream.