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Texas food banks may be less equipped to help hungry households in the new year

More than 2.5 million households in Texas didn't always have enough food to eat in November, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. About two-thirds of those households were either Hispanic or Black.

Quinn Smoot poses for a portrait at West Houston Assistance Ministries which runs a food pantry. Food banks have been a huge help to clients like Smoot during the pandemic, but several sources of food and money from federal and state governments are ending soon. Dec. 4, 2020.
Hundreds of cars line up in the parking lot of Lehman High School in Kyle to receive food from the Central Texas Food Bank.
Tam Vo, right, a senior Biochemistry major at the University of Texas in Austin, loads a box of food into a truck. Vo is from Katy and does not own a car, but whenever she can get a ride to volunteer with the Central Texas Food Bank she is glad to do so. This is her fourth time volunteering.
Volunteers load boxes of food into a car during a drive-thru food distribution hosted by the Central Texas Food Bank at the Travis County Expo Center on June 30, 2020 in Austin.

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