Texas Hunger InitiativeMedia 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.
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
Spring 2013, Baylor Magazine: Ending Hunger
July 2012, Texas Tribune: Interview with Jeremy Everett
May 2015, An Overview of the Texas Hunger Initiative