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What Makes Some Houstonians Seek Food Assistance?

Posted on · A recent University of Houston study examines risk factors for families that can lead to food insecurity — the lack of access to healthy and affordable food. We examine those factors and what motivates Houstonians to seek — or not seek — food assistance. Our guest is Daphne Hernandez, an Assistant Professor in the University […]

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Initiatives Aim to Reduce Food Waste in Greater Houston

Posted on · According to the EPA, Americans generated 36 million tons of food waste in 2011. Local and statewide efforts to reduce wasted food include trayless dining at Rice University and Keep Austin Fed, a nonprofit that gathers surplus food from commercial kitchens and distributes it to area charities. We look at ways in which schools and […]

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Event Celebrates a Decade of Filling Houston’s Empty Bowls

Posted on · We learn about the 10th annual Empty Bowls event, where potters and artists from around Houston make bowls, participants pay $25, pick a bowl to keep and are served a donated meal. Proceeds benefit the Houston Food Bank. The event is Saturday, May 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Houston Center for […]

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Feeding Hungry Houstonians: Not Just a Holiday Issue

Posted on · While many of us will celebrate the holidays with elaborate spreads for family and friends, some Houstonians are going hungry this holiday season. City officials say many of those who are in need of food include poor, working families with young children. We discuss efforts to serve Houstonians now, and throughout the year with Agency […]

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Why So Many People in Houston Are Going Hungry

Posted on · Volunteers are busy at the Houston Food Bank as they sort through a huge donation for the area's hungry families. Officials say demand remains high for food assistance, and many of the requests for help come from people with jobs.

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The Number of Hungry Houstonians is Growing

Posted on · The number of people in the area who are hungry is growing dramatically according to a new study called "Hunger in America 2010". Rod Rice reports that the Houston Food Bank and its partner agencies helped gather data on the number of hungry people in Houston and the surrounding area.