Jeremy Everett

Jeremy Everett

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  • Jeremy Everett 
  • Founder and Executive Director, Texas Hunger Initiative

 

With more than 40 million Americans experiencing hunger and poverty, we are a nation in crisis. How can our country stand idly by while our neighbors go hungry? How can the Church? In this time of spiritual and political unrest there seems to be a collective intuition that working together to solve our country’s and our world’s greatest woes is a better path forward than the mean spiritedness and vitriol we see from our politicians, preachers, political commentators, and endless amounts of social media posts. Author of I Was Hungry: Cultivating Common Ground to End an American Crisis, Jeremy K. Everett, believes most of us want children to have ample access to food and adults to be able to find work that can sustain a family—and that most of us feel that the processes towards these ends do not have to pit us against each other. Everett will discuss our collective calling to the hungry and evidence informed ways we can all participate in ending hunger and poverty together from the grassroots level all the way to the halls of power in Washington, D.C. After all, the only way we move forward as a nation is if we do so together.

Jeremy Everett is the founder and executive director of the Texas Hunger Initiative (THI), a capacity-building, anti-hunger project within Baylor University. THI partners with federal and state agencies, and numerous faith and community-based organizations to develop and implement strategies to alleviate hunger through research, policy analysis, education, and community organizing.

Through THI’s 7 regional offices-staff members and researchers have assisted local community efforts increasing hundreds of millions of additional meals to Texans since 2009. Prior to THI, Jeremy worked for international and community development organizations as a teacher, religious leader, community organizer, and organic farmer. He frequently delivers presentations to churches, non-profit organizations, universities, and the government sector about hunger and poverty.

Jeremy earned a bachelor’s degree from Samford University and a Master of Divinity from Baylor University. Jeremy is a Next Generation Fellow of the University of Texas LBJ School’s Strauss Center for International Security and Law, a Senior Fellow with World Hunger Relief, Inc., and was appointed by U.S. Congress to serve on the National Commission on Hunger.

Jeremy is the author of I Was Hungry: Cultivating Common Ground to End an American Crisis, a contributing author in Food and Poverty: Food Insecurity and Food Sovereignty Among America’s Poor (Vanderbilt University Press) and The End of Hunger: How Science, Religion, and Politics Can Work Together to Make Possible (InterVarsity Press).

Jeremy is married to Amy Miley Everett. They have three sons: Lucas, Sam, and Wyatt.

Presentations at Calvin University:

Solving America’s Hunger Crisis
Part of the: January Series

Thursday, January 23, 2020  (12:30 PM–1:30 PM EST)
Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium

Underwritten by: Holland Home

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I Was Hungry: Cultivating Common Ground to End an American Crisis

I Was Hungry: Cultivating Common Ground to End an American Crisis
by Jeremy Everett 
Brazos Press (August 20, 2019)

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