In rural areas, access to food may be restricted by:
- A lack of economic resources
- Transportation challenges
- Or other factors
Over time, food insecurity can negatively affect learning, development, productivity, physical and mental health, and family life. Please read on to learn about reports, studies and research specifically about rural hunger in America. There is also information on programs the Brazos Valley Food Bank operates to alleviate rural hunger.
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.
Click on the link below from Feeding America to learn more about rural hunger in America:
The Rural Health Information Hub, formerly the Rural Assistance Center, is funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to be a national clearinghouse on rural health issues. We are committed to supporting healthcare and population health in rural communities.
Click here to learn more about rural hunger in America from RHI Hub:
Many of the partner agencies that the Brazos Valley Food Bank provides food to and are based in and serve rural communities.
To view the list of partner agencies, click here.
In addition, the Brazos Valley Food Bank’s Mobile Food Pantries are designed to supplement scarce food resources in rural food deserts.
Click here to learn more.