AUSTIN -- According to a new report from the Food Research and Action Center, 21.8 percent of Texans have reported not having enough money to buy food at some point during the prior 12 months. That's the equivalent of one in five people.
The report also found Texas ranks ninth in food hardship among respondents, and had a higher rate than the Southwest region.
The report analyzed data collected from almost 1,000 households who have been interviewed daily since January 2008.
Texas food banks will share these data with lawmakers in Washington, D.C. on March 5 as part of the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference.
The full report is available at FRAC.org.
Learn more about the Texas Food Bank Network here. provides a unified voice among food banks in support of their common mission to end hunger in Texas. Learn more at TFBN.org.