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Summer is the greatest time of need for food assistance, but typically the slowest time of year for food donations. 

San Antonio College moved its student resource center into its own building in the fall of 2018.  It was previously housed in a couple of  classrooms.
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In 2016, San Antonio College started a program to meet the needs of students living in poverty.

Since then, the Student Advocacy Center has helped hundreds of students through financial emergencies and family crises, with the goal of keeping them on track to complete a degree.


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On This episode of "Texas Matters":

  • 50 years after CBS's Hunger In America  exposed San Antonio's poverty
  • Senator John Cornyn on border family separations (10:13).
  • San Antonio rallys against border family separations (11:22).
  • How the Texas Border is the most over policed area in the nation (15:27).
  • A daughter remembers her father's office on the border (24:01).


CBS News

It was 50 years ago that a documentary exposed the conditions on the San Antonio Westside that shocked the nation.

America saw disturbing images of extreme poverty and malnutrition that was common in San Antonio.

Half a century later the CBS program “Hunger in America” continues to resonate in San Antonio.

 


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.

When a majority of a school's students qualify for free-or-reduced-price lunch, districts can offer free meals to all.
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The Harlandale and San Antonio independent school districts are among the best in the state at making sure their students have enough to eat, according to new research from the nonprofit advocacy group Children at Risk.

Courtesy San Antonio Food Bank

The number of people who have experienced hunger in the U.S. exceeds the combined populations of Texas, Michigan and Maine.

Thousands of military households rely on government food assistance programs, but the Pentagon doesn't track how many service members have trouble feeding their families.

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Texas' prevalence of food insecurity is above the U.S. average, according to 2013-15 data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. "Food insecurity" means that at some point in a year, someone in a household went hungry because the household couldn’t afford food. 

Louisa Jonas / Texas Public Radio

Last year Texas received almost $60 million for its Summer Meals Program to feed low income children. But most kids just aren’t showing up, leaving many to worry they’re going hungry. But why?

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