What We Do

Hunger Busters is a Dallas-based charity focused on feeding kids and fueling futures by providing a much-needed third meal of the day to food-insecure children in Dallas Independent School District through its signature “Feed the Need” after school program. In 2014 alone, Hunger Busters provided over 200,000 meals to 6 DISD schools. With the help of committed volunteers, continuing and new partners and donors, Hunger Busters will take a big bite out of Dallas’ childhood hunger epidemic.

Why we’re here

Over 137,000 (87%) of the children attending Dallas schools rely on school-subsidized breakfast and/or lunch as their only resource for food. All too often, these children go without dinner. Many of them have nothing to eat from school lunch one day until school breakfast the next. Hungry children are twice as likely to be absent from school than their peers not suffering from hunger. Research consistently shows that increasing the nutrition of a food-insecure child improves health, educational performance, and the opportunity to grow into a civic-minded adult.

Child Hunger Facts

In one study, 6 to 11 year old children from households with insufficient food had significantly lower arithmetic scores and were more likely to have repeated a grade than children from food-sufficient households.

1 in 4 children do not eat regular meals each day because of the lack of food in their home.

Hungry Children are twice as likely to be absent from school than their peers who are not suffering from hunger. Studies have shown that children from households with insufficient food have poorer test scores.

Hungry children suffer from 2 to 4 times as many individual health problems than their peers who are not suffering from hunger.

Texas ranks in the top four states with the highest rate of food insecure children.

Team

Board Members:
Phil Romano, Dr. H. Doug Barnes, Frank Scardino, Chantel Jones, Amy Simmons, Adam Romo, Paul Divis, Cary Clayborn, Cory Durham, Stuart Fitts, Anthony TaCito

Events

Hunger Busters Golf Classic

April 27, 2015
Place: Dallas Athletic Club
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Friends of Hunger Busters Special Event

February 19, 2015 at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Place: Babb Bros BBQ
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Our Partners

PRESS

Charity aims to prevent child hunger in DISD
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Contact Info

If you need more information please contact us.

  • 3116 Sylvan Ave. Dallas. Texas 75212
  • 214.220.0031
  • info@hungerbusters.com