We believe stories have the potential to inform the public conversation about solutions to hunger in Texas.
Through collecting, preserving and sharing voices of hunger, we aim to humanize the experience of food insecurity to create a more just and equitable food system.
What is StoryBank Texas?
StoryBank Texas is a collection of stories from Texans of all walks of life who share one thing in common — hunger.
HAVE A STORY?
Everyone has a story. And every story of food insecurity has the potential to effect changes that will put more food on the table for Texans just like you.
Hunger and Food Insecurity
It is important to know that hunger and food insecurity are closely related but distinct concepts.
Hunger refers to a personal, physical sensation of discomfort from lack of food, while food insecurity refers to a lack of consistent access to enough quality food for an active, healthy life. Food insecurity is often expressed in difficult choices between food and other basic needs, or coping strategies to avoid outright hunger.
OUR NETWORK OF TEXAS FOOD BANKS
The Feeding Texas network of twenty-one food banks serves all 254 counties in Texas. We collectively assist over three million Texans annually and engage our state in the fight against hunger.
StoryBank Texas began as an AmeriCorps VISTA project in 2014. Over 50 VISTAs contributed to the development of a living archive of stories that formed the foundation of the StoryBank today.
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