The Hunger Center of North Texas
Building Knowledge to Fight Hunger
The Hunger Center of North Texas is a new, collaborative research initiative of the North Texas Food Bank. Our focus is local. Over time, we will build a base of evidence to support the development of more effective nutrition assistance programs and policies for North Texas.
We have three focus areas:
- NTFB programs and operations
- The programs of more than 250 Partner Agencies
- The low-income households and communities we serve
To understand the causes and consequences of hunger—and to respond more effectively—we have to answer tough questions like these:
- Why do some low-income households need food assistance when others don't?
- How does food insecurity affect food choices, attitudes and eating behaviors? And how do those choices affect a family's health?
- Does living in a "food desert" really make you less healthy? Are other factors just as important?
- Can community gardening make a significant difference in local food security and health?
- Does charitable food assistance promote dependency? Does it make people feel less capable of providing for themselves?
- How many of our clients are visiting multiple pantries? Why?
- Is our distribution system as efficient as it can be?
- Do the services we provide lead to positive, measurable changes in people's lives?
- How can we best help people help themselves and reduce the need for long-term food assistance?
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How Can You Help?
If you share our commitment to more effective solutions, are interested in collaborating or have questions please contact us at email@example.com.