Data and Resources

Defining Food Insecurity and Hunger

Hunger

Hunger is the physical condition experienced at the individual level. It is often experienced by people who have very low food security.

Food Insecurity

Food Insecurity is how we measure the degree of hunger experienced. It affects individual and population level health, the local economy, and educational achievement in primary, secondary and college settings.

Related Factors

Measuring food insecurity can also give insight to correlating factors of poverty, unemployment, and homeownership.

Resource Documents

November 2022 Version 2 Pocket Resource Guide

Pocket Resource Guide Nov 2022 V2.pdf

Archived Coalition Stories and Program Reports

Kid's Eat Free Program

The Tom Green County Hunger Coalition developed a multi-faith initiative called Kids Eat Free that has provided meals to thousands of children each summer in San Angelo. Check out the impact from KEF 2020 and read a case study on this initiative here: http://members.texashungernetworks.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Addressing-Summer-Child-Hunger-San-Angelo-Case-Study.pdf

Growing Gardens and Minds in San Angelo

In 2015, an on-site community garden was revamped at Fort Concho in collaboration with students and faculty at Fort Concho Elementary. The coalition is working on revitalizing the garden space in 2021. https://blogs.baylor.edu/thi/2015/08/18/growing-gardens-and-minds-in-san-angelo/