A new nationwide study shows there is a significant connection between the recent economic downturn.
a new nationwide study shows there is a significant connection between the recent economic downturn – and an increased need for food assistance. assistance. and despite the fact the texas economy is performing better than the national averages, the need has risen here as well. 3 3 when the economy grew worse in 2009, the capital area food bank distributed nearly 23 million pounds of food. food. 3 18:39:37 “the number of families, the number of children, the number of seniors actually seeking assistance is just skyrocketing.s representatives from the more than 350 social service agencies that help distribute food in 21 central texas counties gathered to support the food bank at austin city hall. hall. 3 3 3 a survey of clients conducted on behalf of the central texas food bank shows á1 in 3 food bank clients are children.á82% are not homeless.áalmost half have at least one working adul