Food Insecurity in North Texas
According to the US Census Bureau’s 2019 report, 18.9% of Dallas’ population lived in poverty, a number that has been driven up to as high as 21.8% during the pandemic, according to some reports. One in five children in Texas regularly experiences hunger, making the state one of the worst in the country for childhood food insecurity.
Initiatives like the hunger relief event series from Southern Dallas Thrives and Goodr seek to improve those statistics.
Goodr offers a variety of hunger relief solutions, including pop-up grocery markets, grocery delivery and more. The organization first brought their hunger relief solutions to Dallas last winter, partnering with the State Fair of Texas, Southern Dallas Thrives and Communities Foundation of Texas as the pandemic heightened food insecurity. This latest effort strives to provide supportive relief as many North Texans continue to struggle.
“We at Goodr are honored to be called upon once again to assist those in the Southern Dallas area who continue to struggle with food insecurity,” said Goodr founder and CEO, Jasmine Crowe. “I greatly admire the services that Southern Dallas Thrives provides in this ongoing fight and look forward to continuing to offer services that support their efforts.”
“United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ Southern Dallas Thrives initiative is excited to collaborate and continue this amazing work with our Goodr partners in North Texas. As we continue to work collectively in finding ways to address food access related issues within our Southern Dallas communities, the overall health of Dallas families remains a priority in our work,” said Ashley Douglas, senior director of Southern Dallas Thrives at United Way of Metropolitan Dallas.