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For 20 years, United Way for Greater Austin has managed and operated the 211 call center for the Central Texas region, connecting callers with people who can help them find resources, such as food, housing, or transportation assistance. 211 is a nationwide service, but localities manage their own centers, often using contractors like United Way…

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Data, Education

Getting to college is a huge challenge, but for many students, having the basics to get by once they’re attending school is a significant barrier. Specifically, food and housing insecurity affects millions of college students every year. Food insecurity is a disruption of normal eating patterns resulting from a lack of money or other resources,…

Education

Over 20 million children rely on free and reduced-cost meals at school. During the summer months, the federal government funds programs so these children have access to meals while school is not in session. The two main summer–meal programs, the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Seamless Summer Option and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)…

Data, Medicare

At Aunt Bertha, we’re seeing a growing disparity between searches for food assistance and the supply of local programs to meet demand, a trend that seems to be worsening with time.