About Us

The Texas Food Policy Roundtable (TFPR) is a broadly based group of Texas leaders who have joined forces to develop, coordinate, and improve the implementation of food policy to address hunger and promote equitable, sustainable, and healthy food in Texas. The roundtable will focus on four areas of food policy:

  • Improving access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps) to prevent hunger and help Texas families afford a nutritious diet;
  • Increasing participation in the Summer Food Programs so that children in Texas continue to learn and grow when school is out;
  • Promoting policy solutions to increase nutrition, reduce and prevent obesity; and
  • Creating a local, sustainable, and accessible food system for all Texans.

 
Steering Committee:
Center for Public Policy Priorities  
Christian Life Commission 
Texans Care for Children
Texas Food Bank Network 
Texas Health Institute 
Texas Hunger Initiative 
Texas Impact
 
Participating Organizations:
ACTIVE Life Movement
Angel Food Ministries
Austin Sustainable Food Center
Capital Area Food Bank
Center for Public Policy Priorities 
Central Dallas Ministries
High Plains Food Bank
Houston Food Bank
Houston Food Policy Workgroup
McLennan County Hunger Coalition
Methodist Federation for Social Action, Austin District
Rose of Sharon Baptist Church
San Antonio Food Bank
Texas Action for Healthy Kids
Texans Care for Children
Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission
Texas Baptist Community Ministries
Texas Food Bank Network
Texas Health Institute
Texas Hunger Initiative
Texas Impact
University of Texas School of Public Health - Austin Regional campus
United States Department of Agriculture
Weinberg & Vauthier Consulting
World Hunger Relief, Inc.