basic needs are met

Our Basic Needs Are Met

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An estimated

15%

Of Travis County Residents ARE FOOD INSECURE

Source: Feeding America’s Map The Meal Gap

Source: Feeding America’s Map The Meal Gap

 

LOCAL EFFORTS

The Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) partners with nearly 300 organizations across Central Texas to provide emergency food assistance. CAFB built a new facility that more than doubled its warehouse space to better serve the growing hunger gap in Central Texas.

The City of Austin’s Food System Portal provides information and resources for growing, selling, eating, and composting food, including information on area food banks and food assistance programs.

Austin’s Office of Sustainability conducted the Food Environment Analysis. The analysis was used to identify and map proximity to healthy food retail sites, household income, mobility, and healthy food availability in the Austin area. The study identifies Healthy Food Priority Areas to enhance access to healthy foods.

The Sustainable Food Center’s Grow Local initiative provides resources to help residents grow their own food. The Farm Direct program connects local farmers with schools, urban residents, institutional food service operations worksites, and shoppers through a network of Farmers’ Markets that also accept SNAP, WIC and Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program, and issue Sustainable Food Center Double Dollars benefits for all three.