The Texas Hunger Initiative recently hosted a Hunger and Poverty Summit at Baylor University. Now in its fourth year, the annual summit brings together leaders and practitioners from across the country to share their knowledge and expertise on addressing poverty and food insecurity.
The three-day event included a Friday morning tour of Indian Spring Middle School, which has implemented a schoolwide breakfast in the classroom program. Breakfast is prepared in the school cafeteria, placed into ice chests and taken to classrooms by students during a zero period that is used for tutorials. The program has been instrumental in improving attendance, decreasing tardiness and preparing students for a successful school day.
Headquartered at Baylor University, Texas Hunger Initiative focuses on ensuring that every Texan has access to three nutritious meals a day, seven days a week. THI develops and implements strategies to end hunger through research, policy, education, community organizing and community development.