More than 61,000 children don’t have access to healthy food
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FUNERAL HOME IN MARBLE FALLS. JUDGES AND STATE LAWMAKERS ARE MEETING TODAY IN AUSTIN TO TALK ABOUT A NUMBER OF ISSUES IMPORTANT TO YOU.IT’S PART OF THE DARE TEXAS SUMMIT.ONE OF THE DISCUSSIONS INVOLVES A REPORT ABOUT POVERTY THAT WAS RELEASED JUST A FEW HOURS AGO. IT SHOWS A HIGH NUMBER OF TEXANS ARE STILL LIVING IN POVERTY.THE REPORT CALLED “RACE AND EQUITY” BROKE DOWN THE ISSUES MANY FAMILIES IN TRAVIS COUNTY ARE FACING. HUNGER IS A BIG CONCERN.MORE THAN 61-THOUSAND CHILDREN DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO A HEALTHY DIET, CAUSING PROBLEMS AT SCHOOL.THE REPORT ALSO FOUND WOMEN, ALONG WITH CHILDREN LACK HEALTH COVERAGE.AND THE NEIGHBORHOODS WITH THE MOST POVERTY ARE EAST OF AUSTIN.BUT PEOPLE BEHIND THIS REPORT SAY YOU CAN PLAY A BIG ROLE IN TURNING THIS TREND AROUND. “THERE ARE SEVERAL STEPS PEOPLE CAN TAKE. WHAT’S NICE ABOUT AUSTIN IS THEY’RE RECEPTIVE AND AUSTIN HAS TAKEN STEPS TO START ADVANCING RACE EQUITY. WE HAVE A NEW OFFICER IN AUSTIN, WE ARE DEVELOPING A WORKFORCE PLAN, AND WE AS COMMUNITIES CAN COME FORWARD AND TALK TO COME FORWARD AND TALK TO REPRESENTATIVES.”TODAY’S

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