The combination of hunger and poverty in America often produces food insecurity. Food insecurity is the accepted measure of hunger among a large population. The USDA defines food insecurity as a state in which “consistent access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources at times during the year.
- Strengthen programs to prevent hunger among high-need populations including children, homeless, rural, and elderly Texans.
- Improve access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) through outreach and technology to help eligible families avoid food insecurity and afford a nutritious diet.
- Support legislation to strengthen accountability in SNAP administration to ensure needed assistance is available to participants for intended purposes and not siphoned by fraudulent behavior or predatory industries.