I love this time of year. The leaves turn into a warm array of oranges and reds, the weather calls for warmer drinks, and we get to spend more time with family and friends. For some families the holidays present unique challenges that in the end put additional pressure on our food banks.
Food insecurity remains a major national and state issue as Texans cope with rising rent and health care prices, among many other complex factors. For many community members, the next meal is a choice between food and rent or even childcare.