Forty million Americans live with hunger and poverty every day.
One in four children in Texas are without reliable access to nutritious food making them “food insecure.”
Almost all faith communities wrestle with how best to address this need in their own community. In the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, we see a variety of approaches – from a farmer’s market to community gardens to county-wide coordination and alignment of services.
In the coming months, EHF will be focusing on these efforts in order to explore additional next steps congregations can take to impact hunger where they live.
Jeremy Everett, founder and executive director of the Texas Hunger Initiative speaks to how faith communities can address this need that is simply too large and complex for any one of us to resolve individually.
In this podcast, Everett shares his story, stories from congregations around Texas, and shines a light of hope on how faith communities can have a significant impact on hunger in their community.
Jeremy’s book, “I Was Hungry: Cultivating Common Ground to End an American Crisis,” assesses the country’s hunger crisis and offers a strategy to address it will be available Aug. 20, 2019.
The Texas Hunger Initiative’s Together at the Table Hunger and Poverty Summit will be October 2-4, 2019 in Waco.
For additional information on how your church can connect and learn more, contact EHF’s congregational engagement team.