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The Source: Taking A Bite Out Of Hunger In San Antonio Schools


​On any level of education, hunger is a powerful but often unseen factor in student performance.

For college students, the rising costs of earning a degree could force cut backs to the essentials, including healthy food. The city's community colleges are targeting this need by starting food pantries at Palo Alto and San Antonio Colleges.

In K-12 public school, some students may not afford the price of a full meal while many Texas districts have an excess of cafeteria food. House Bill 367 may soon give hungry students and non-profit organizations the chance to receive extra school food, which is currently being thrown away.

These new changes are signs that educational systems are recognizing the importance of health and wellness in students.


Jan Ross Piedad Sakian is TPR’s News Operations Producer. In this role, she develops strategy on collaborative and digital initiatives for the station. Since 2016, Jan Ross has served in a coordinating capacity for TPR’s state and national partners, including The Texas Newsroom.