Hunger Study: One in Four Texas Children at Risk

One in four Texas children was at risk of going hungry in 2010, according to a study released Monday by Feeding America, a charity focused on relieving hunger.

The study found that 27.1 percent of Texas children face food insecurity, lacking consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s definition. That number places Texas 11th -highest among states and the District of Columbia in percentage of food-insecure children. The study also says that Zavala County in South Texas has the highest rate of food insecurity in the ...

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