Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope!

Hunger 101

The Food Bank RGV serves Hidalgo, Cameron and Willacy counties.  On average, we help feed up to 42,000 on a weekly basis via 250 Partner Agencies.

The Food Bank RGV is the largest regional charity in South Texas.

Nearly 1 in 2 children in the RGV live at or below the federal poverty level.

Food insecurity has fluctuated between 1 in 5 and 1 in 7 households in the past 3 years.  Food insecurity is a fluid state where some time during the calendar year, a family has had to juggle between paying housing, medical or other bills and buying nutritious foods for their family.  It is very common for families to pay all their bills only to find very little left for nutritious foods.


 

Omar I. Rodriguez, Manager of Communication & Advocacy, (956) 904-4514, omarir@foodbankrgv.com