46,060 Mclennan County residents do not know where their next meal will come from. Hunger is all around us with devastating consequences.Over 101,413 individuals suffer in low-income poverty level households.
For 51 years Caritas of Waco along with countless donors, volunteers and supporters have worked hard to combat the hunger and poverty crisis in our community.
We serve 7 counties with our case management programs, each designed to work with individuals and families to be lifted out of the grip of hunger and poverty. Additional programs serve to collaborate with other agencies with the mission to help the vulnerable among us.
By the Numbers
20.7% Food Insecurity
(Central Texas, 17.3%; US, 15.4%)
Only 47% of people who qualify for SNAP are actually receiving assistance
17,030 children live in Food Insecure households