- Of Texas households, 18.7% are food insecure and live with the risk of running out of food on a daily basis1
- In Harris County, 25.5% of children live in food insecure households1
- 47% of Houston Food Bank clients are <18 years of age2
- Food insecurity is linked to poor performance in school, reduced attention in class, behavioral issues, increased school absences, a higher risk of obesity, and more suicidal or depressive tendencies among children1
- 21.6% of all children are food insecure in the U.S.; 27.1% of children in Texas are food insecure1
- Minorities are more at risk; of all children receiving food stamps in Harris County in 2011, 56.62% were Latino and 28.63% were Black1
- 43% of these children in Harris County were under the age of five1
- On an average day in 2010-2011 school year, 372,425 students in Harris County were eligible for a free or reduced price breakfast but did not receive one1
Children at Risk
Hunger Free Texans
Texas Hunger Initiative
Houston Food Bank
- Children at Risk. Growing Up in Houston 2012-2014, Assessing the Quality of Life of Our Children. Children at Risk, 2012.
- "Child Hunger: Fact Sheets" Houston Food Bank. Houston Food Bank, n.d. Web. 12 Sept 2014.