Catching up on old news.
TX leads nation in families at risk for hunger
— reported by KTRK ABC Channel 13
A higher percentage of Texas households were at risk of going hungry over the past three years than in any other state. That’s according to data released today by the US Agriculture Department.
The USDA report says that between 2002 and 2004, more than 16 percent of Texas households were food insecure, meaning that at some point they had trouble providing enough food for all their family members.
In nearly five percent of Texas households, at least one family member went hungry at least one time during that period because they couldn’t afford enough food. That’s the fourth-highest rate in the country.