Amid Stark Increase in Food Insecurity , No Kid Hungry Provides $4.5 Million in Grants to Texas Schools, Nonprofits Serving Free Meals

December 16, 2020

Contact: Johanna Elsemore at jelsemore@strength.org

As 2020 draws to a close, No Kid Hungry announced more than $4.5 million in grants this year to schools and community organizations across the state that are providing free meals for kids during the ongoing pandemic. The investment comes as part of No Kid Hungry’s continuing effort to ensure all children in Texas remain nourished and healthy.

Across America, families are facing unprecedented levels of food insecurity as the coronavirus has led to lost jobs and wages. Right here in Texas, as many as 1 in 3 kids could face hunger this year, a drastic uptick as a result of the pandemic.

“With poverty and food insecurity skyrocketing, school meals are a critical source of nutrition and comfort for students,” said No Kid Hungry Texas Director Stacie Sanchez Hare. “Though many kids are learning virtually, schools have remained a cornerstone of our communities, with hard-working nutrition staff constantly adapting and innovating to make sure their programs are reaching kids with meals during this crisis. We’re so proud to support them.”

These grants from No Kid Hungry help school districts and local organizations with the added staffing and equipment costs required to expand and adapt their programs to meet increased need and operate safely under these unprecedented circumstances. Since March, No Kid Hungry has granted to the following schools and nonprofits: 

  • Abilene ISD
  • Angleton ISD
  • Arlington ISD
  • Austin ISD
  • Bastrop ISD
  • Beaumont ISD
  • Boerne Independent School District
  • Boys & Girls Clubs in Texas
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Austin and Travis County, Inc.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Texas, Inc.
  • Bright Nutrition
  • Brownsville ISD
  • Brownsville Wellness Coalition
  • Carrolton Farmers Branch ISD
  • Catholic Charities of Dallas, INC
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston- Houston
  • Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley
  • Central ISD
  • Central Texas Food Bank
  • City of Brownsville
  • City Square
  • Clint ISD
  • Comal ISD
  • Coppell ISD
  • Corrigan-Camden ISD
  • Cotulla ISD
  • Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
  • Dalhart ISD
  • Dallas ISD
  • Del Valle ISD
  • Denison ISD
  • DeSoto ISD
  • Discovering Healthy Foods
  • Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD
  • Edgewood ISD
  • El Pasoans Fighting Hunger
  • Feeding Texas
  • FJV Foundation
  • Food 2 Kids Big Spring
  • Food Bank of the RGV
  • Fort Bend ISD
  • Fort Worth ISD
  • Galveston County Food Bank
  • Galveston ISD
  • Garland ISD
  • God’s Company dba Food for the Soul
  • Good Neighbor Settlement House
  • Goose Creek CISD
  • Grand Prairie ISD
  • Grapevine Colleyville ISD
  • Greenwood ISD
  • Hays CISD
  • Heart of the City
  • Hitchcock ISD
  • Houston Food Bank
  • Houston Independent School District
  • IDEA Public Schools
  • Judson ISD
  • Katy ISD
  • Keller ISD
  • Killeen ISD
  • Klein ISD
  • Laredo ISD
  • Leander ISD
  • Little Elm ISD
  • Lockhart ISD
  • Lorenzo ISD
  • Los Fresnos CISD
  • Lubbock-Cooper ISD
  • Lyford ISD
  • Magnolia ISD
  • Marble Falls ISD
  • McAllen ISD
  • Mesquite ISD
  • Mexia ISD
  • Midlothian ISD
  • Mission CISD
  • Monte Alto ISD
  • Mt. Pleasant ISD
  • Navasota ISD
  • North East ISD
  • North Texas Food Bank
  • Northside ISD
  • Pasadena ISD
  • Pflugerville ISD
  • Pharr-San Juan- Alamo ISD
  • Plainview ISD
  • Ralls ISD
  • Raymondville ISD
  • Regional East Texas Food Bank
  • Richardson ISD
  • Sacred Heart Church
  • San Antonio Food Bank
  • San Antonio ISD
  • San Felipe-Del Rio ISD
  • San Marcos CISD
  • Santa Rosa ISD
  • Shepherd ISD
  • Sinton ISD
  • Snack Pak 4 Kids
  • Snyder ISD
  • South Plains Food Bank
  • South San Antonio ISD
  • Southeast Texas Food Bank
  • Southside ISD
  • Sulphur Bluff ISD
  • Sweeny ISD
  • Texarkana ISD
  • Triangle Community Outreach
  • Waller ISD
  • Wichita Falls ISD
  • Winnsboro ISD
  • YMCA of Greater San Antonio Area

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About No Kid Hungry

No child should go hungry in America. But millions don’t know where their next meal is coming from. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger by helping launch and improve programs that give all kids the healthy food they need to thrive. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign by Share Our Strength, an organization working to end hunger and poverty.