Food insecurity is harmful to all people, but it is particularly devastating to children. Proper nutrition is critical to a child’s development. Below find reports on the prevalence of and consequences of child hunger. There is also data on children served in the Brazos Valley and programs the Brazos Valley Food Bank operates to alleviate childhood hunger.
The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. The campaign also engages the public to make ending child hunger a national priority.
No Kid Hungry, Share our Strength’s Facts on Childhood Hunger in America is a great resource to learn more about child hunger.
What began in 1979 as a clearinghouse for national food donations is now the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization—a powerful and efficient network of 200 food banks across the country. For 35 years, Feeding America has responded to the hunger crisis in America by providing food to people in need through a nationwide network of food banks.
Download the following reports to learn more about child and teen hunger in America.
To learn more about child hunger/food insecurity rates in the Brazos Valley, click on each county name below:
From 7/1/14-6/30/15, 55,742 Unique Individuals were Fed
(through a Food Bank supported partner or program)
The Brazos Valley Food Bank’s has several Children’s Programs designed to help alleviate childhood hunger in the Brazos Valley. Click on Children’s Program above to learn more.