As people of faith, our calling is clear. Feed the hungry and we will live. 


With more than 40 million Americans experiencing food insecurity, we are a nation in crisis. At a time of unrest in our nation and around the world, a time when we need our leaders to come together for the common good, our society is more fragmented than any time since the Civil Rights era, which practically ensures the systemic problems of domestic hunger and poverty will persist. 

How can we, as a nation, stand by and our neighbors go hungry?  How can the Church? 


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I Was Hungry offers not only an assessment of the current crisis but also a strategy for addressing it. Jeremy Everett, appointed by US Congress to the National Commission on Hunger, founded and directs the Texas Hunger Initiative, a successful ministry that is helping to eradicate hunger in Texas and around the globe. Everett details the organization's history and tells stories of its work with communities from West Texas to Washington, DC, helping Christians of all political persuasions understand how they can work together to truly make a difference.


What people are saying about I Was Hungry:

Jesus taught us that how we treat the least among us is how we treat him. ‘It was me,’ Jesus says very directly. Everett, a respected advocate for the hungry, does what few do well; he connects faith to public policy.
— Jim Wallis, New York Times bestselling author of America's Original Sin; president of Sojourners; editor-in-chief of Sojourners magazine
An urgent, biblically grounded summons to Christians to end the tragedy of contemporary poverty in America. Everett uses gripping personal stories to show both the wrenching agony of that poverty and also how it is quite possible to dramatically reduce it. Biblical. Factual. Practical. Engaging.
— Ronald J. Sider, author of Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger

about JEremy

I’ve spent 20 years living and working in impoverished communities. I’ve been an organic farmer, a community organizer, and a social entrepreneur. I’ve driven a school bus to after-school programs and have served on congressional commissions. And at each step, I’ve seen how working together and cultivating trust is the best way to find solutions.



Jeremy’s a contributing author in Food and Poverty: Food Insecurity and Food Sovereignty Among America’s Poor and Renewed Hope for Feeding the World. His first book I Was Hungry is available now.

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