Data-Driven Advocacy

Food Insecurity Data

NTFB's advocacy approach is based on analyzing current data. Please explore the various data sets below to learn more about food insecurity in Texas.

USDA Food Access Research Atlas

The Food Access Research Atlas (FARA) presents an overview of food access indicators for low-income and other census tracts using different measures of supermarket accessibility.

Feeding America Food Insecurity Map

View each county and congressional district's food insecurity rate as well as other data such as the average meal cost and additional money required to meet food needs.

2020 Map the Meal Gap Study

Feeding America's Map the Meal Gap features zip code level data with an added COVID layer that was added at the height of the pandemic to show the surge in food insecurity. These numbers are points in time and are not a current reflection.

Congressional District Summary 2019-2021

A 3-year look at food distributions to selected Congressional Districts in the NTFB Service Area

If you would like to access NTFB's data sets, please email