Lunch Angel’s Good Intention is Still Growing a Year After it’s Totally Unplanned Startup

A year ago, a local Spring school volunteer, Kenny Thompson, was so taken aback by the number of students who were without lunch money, that he paid off all their negative balances out of his own pocket. After others joined the “Lunch Angel” he launched a nonprofit, Feed the Future, that is expanding incredibly across the Houston region to keep up the work. (Video: KPRC 2 News)

Visit Feed the Future here.

Homeless Count 2015 Seeks To Find People on Houston’s Streets, Shelters, & Margins

Gaining a snapshot every year of the homeless situation in Houston is important for area agencies, advocates and policy makers. So every year the Coalition for the Homeless goes out on a night like they did this week, in order to learn where and how many homeless men, women and families are in our city.
(Video: KRIV 26 News)  

In this annual count, the search is for the homeless (Houston Chronicle)

Legislative Challenge:

Finding a Way to Cover the Uninsured in Texas

With the Texas state legislature back in session, one of the biggest issues they will deal with is health care. With Texas leading the nation in uninsured, hospitals want lawmakers to figure out a way for the state to draw down billions in federal Affordable Care Act dollars to cover them, and alleviate the burden on local taxpayers. And although there is strong opposition to this already among Republican lawmakers, some think a solution being used in San Antonio might be a model for a particularly Texan solution.
(Video: Texas Tribune)

Source: Kaiser Family Foundation

Source: Kaiser Family Foundation