Texas Hunger Initiative

Media contact: Lori Fogleman, (254) 710-6275 or the Office of Media Communications (254)710-1961

Housed within Baylor University, the Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) is a capacity-building, collaborative project dedicated to developing and implementing strategies to end hunger through policy, education, research, community organizing and community development. THI convenes federal, state and local government stakeholders with nonprofits, faith communities and business leaders to create an efficient system of accountability that increases food security in Texas. THI vertical logo

Through this approach, THI hopes to affect systemic change, helping communities and families address their own needs for the long term. Among their focuses are Food Planning Associations, Summer Meals, Breakfast in the Classroom and No Kid Hungry Campaign.

THI is working to end hunger by initiating collaboration, sharing innovative ideas through research, and informing public policy, in Texas and beyond.

THI is led by director Jeremy Everett, who serves as a congressionally appointed member of the National Commission on Hunger. THI’s Central Office is located in Baylor’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work in downtown Waco. THI also has 12 regional offices across Texas that fight hunger on a local level in Amarillo, Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, Lubbock, McAllen, San Angelo, San Antonio, Tyler and Waco.

Selected Media Coverage

June 2015, San Antonio Magazine: When Summer Means Hunger

Feb. 2015, TalkPoverty.org: We Don’t Need to Be a "Voice for the Voiceless"

Dec. 2014, Baptist Standard: Texas cities counter national trend in food assistance requests

Dec. 2014, Huffington Post: My Team vs. Yours: Pundits, Polls, Rankings and Hunger

Oct. 2014, Baptist News Global: Faith community challenged to put a face on poverty, hunger

Aug. 2014, The Monitor: SANDRA SANCHEZ COMMENTARY: Meals served in McAllen on school bus wheels

Apr. 2014, Baptist News Global: Texas Baptist named to National Commission on Hunger

Apr. 2014, NBC News: Recession Not Over for Poor: Families Stretch Food to Last

Spring 2013, Baylor Magazine: Ending Hunger

July 2012, Texas Tribune: Interview with Jeremy Everett

Videos

May 2015, An Overview of the Texas Hunger Initiative

Oct. 2014, Congressional Dialogue on Poverty and Domestic Hunger

Nov. 2013, Texas Hunger Initiative Pioneers New Approach to Ending Hunger

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