Community Development

Students with Austin Mayor Steve Adler

Student researchers from the LBJ School, under the leadership of Professors Raj Patel and Erin Lentz, released a report this past week on food related issues in the Austin community in collaboration with the city's Office of Sustainability. 

Students found that 25 percent of Austin households were food insecure, a number greater than the national average of 15.8 percent. A key component of the report included feedback from Austin residents on ways to combat hunger, resulting in policy recommendations to the City. 

Brenda Eivens, adjunct assistant professor
Brenda Eivens
Adjunct Assistant Professor