What is food insecurity, anyway?
- the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.
Food insecurity is just what it sounds like—it’s living without guaranteed meals each day, and it affects 1 in 5 kids in the greater Austin area.
That means that every day in our neighborhoods, there are over 100,000 children who don’t know where their next meal will come from.
Hunger has a direct effect on a child’s educational performance and experience. This results in an inability to concentrate, behavioral problems, poor performance in school and a higher dropout rate.
At Hungry Souls, our mission is to provide an opportunity for food-insecure children in the greater Austin area to have the nutrition necessary to succeed, thrive, and break the cycle of poverty.
Hungry Souls partners with local schools to provide weekend and school break meals for students and their families. As we become involved with families through our feeding program we have the opportunity to learn about other needs the families may have. Reaching out and serving them with the love of Jesus is our ultimate goal.
Will you join us in our fight to combat food insecurity in our communities?