TImely news, updates, and opinions on hunger and hunger related issues in Texas
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Texas Senator Eddie Lucio Speaks on his hunger related bills at the Texas Food Policy Roundtable
Senator Lucio's has proposed a bill to the senate (which has passed and is awaiting the house) that aims to aid communities with schools that have 50% or more students that qualify for the free or reduced lunch program. He has also proposed legislation to combat the fact that the cost of nutritious foods has skyrocketed while junk food remains relatively cheap.
The Texas Food Policy Roundtable (TFPRT) is a group of individuals and organizations who advocate for food policy that promotes food security in Texas. For more information on TFPRT, including how to get involved, visit their website.