Texas Hunger Initiative

The majority of Baylor Fall 2016 Class’s evaluators found their $10,000 grant to Texas Hunger Initiative to be a good decision with a good outcome, and about 1/3 of the class designated the grant a good decision with a bad outcome. Texas Hunger Initiative conducts university-based research to determine what interventions work and provides the support and expertise to coordinate work in communities and put those programs into action. The grant was given to support a graduate researcher doing research on food insecurity on college campuses. THI never responded to inquiries from evaluators. However, a food pantry was recently opened on Baylor’s campus, likely as a direct result of this research, leading the majority of evaluators to rank this as a good outcome.