HAYS COUNTY HUNGER FACTS

 
  • 1 in 7 Hays County residents are food insecure (Feeding America 2017).
  • 25,740 are food insecure in Hays County (Feeding America 2017).
  • 13.2% of the Hays County population are food insecure (Feeding America 2017).
  • 8,740 children are food insecure in Hays County (Feeding America 2017).
  • 19.1% of the Hays County children population are food insecure (Feeding America 2017).
  • 40% of households in need do not qualify for federally supported programs like SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program formerly known as food stamps).
  • Only 59% of the Hays County population who qualify for food aid from SNAP are actually receiving it (Feeding Texas 2014).
  • According to public data (Feeding Texas 2014), the number of individuals who live below the poverty line in each major city are:
    • 25,212 San Marcos residents
    • 8,691 Kyle residents
    • 3,940 Buda residents
    • 2,097 Wimberley residents
    • 1,782 Dripping Springs residents
  • The percentage of students who qualify for free or reduced lunch in Hays County school districts (Texas Education Agency 2018) are even more harrowing. Here they are:
    • 51% of students qualify in San Marcos CISD
    • 51% of students qualify in Hays CISD
    • 25.5% of students qualify in Wimberley ISD
    • 5.5% of students qualify in Dripping Springs ISD
 

 

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