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About 20% of San Antonio households fall below the poverty line, according to recent census data. What can be done to break the cycle of generational poverty?


Bonnie Petrie | Texas Public Radio

There's a new grocery store on the West Side, but after its customers have walked the aisles and selected their groceries, they don't have to pay. 


Courtney Campbell / University of Texas at San Antonio

The concept of “living off the land” is somewhat unthinkable now with pre-packaged foods readily available, but native populations did this for centuries. Rebel Mariposa and Beto De León discuss the farm-to-table movement and how popular Texas cuisines have deep indigenous ties. (00:41)

Then, a collection of papers from Diana Kennedy makes its way to San Antonio. (15:27)

From Texas Standard:

Representatives from Texas food banks will gather at the Capitol on Tuesday to talk with legislators about food insecurity and lobby for ways the state can help. Food insecurity is a bigger problem than some may think. The term doesn't just describe people who are going hungry; it also describes people who don’t have the household resources to consistently buy healthy food.

Carson Frame / TPR News

Pockets of the veteran population are experiencing food insecurity at unusually high rates, and the Department of Veterans Affairs is taking steps to understand and combat the problem. It now screens veterans for hunger, and many of its facilities offer food banks onsite.