by Ashley Yeaman After I graduated from Baylor University, I spent a year serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the Texas Hunger Initiative in Waco, Texas. The experience was challenging and transformative, and it set me on a different career path from what I had originally planned after graduation. Here are just a few of […]Read more "Three things I learned as an AmeriCorps VISTA"
This summer, the Texas Hunger Initiative – Waco Regional Office has two Baylor students serving as No Kid Hungry Youth Ambassadors. Keyanna Taylor and Steven Kuipers are providing support for and increasing participation in the Summer Food Service Program in Waco. They have really hit the ground running and are providing tons of creative energy […]Read more "Spending a Summer with THI"
School’s out for summer, and that means the that Summer Meals programs are kicking off around the state! Craig Nash, child hunger specialist at THI, wrote about the value of this program for both kids and communities in our latest blog post. Last summer, I spoke with two families at a Bellmead’s Brame Park, a […]Read more "Make Meaningful Connections with Your Neighbors this Summer"
It was in the early 2000s that the concept of college hunger— hunger on college campuses—first began becoming mainstream. However, hunger among the college population has been going on for many years before it ever started to gain traction in the media. What I am referring to is what we like to call ‘the ramen […]Read more "The Hierarchy of Food: Hunger on Campus"
There’s a reason the phrase “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” has been drilled into our heads. If you miss breakfast, chances are your entire day is thrown off-course—you’re hungry long before it’s time for lunch, meaning you have difficulty focusing on work. You might overeat at lunch or throughout the day […]Read more "Back to School, Back to Breakfast"
Written by: Leah Reed, No Kid Hungry Youth Ambassador, Texas Hunger Initiative – Waco Regional Office My name is Leah Reed, and I’m originally from Hayward, California, about a 25-minute drive from the lovely San Francisco. I’ve found myself in Waco, Texas, for a few years, studying at Baylor University, where I am a junior […]Read more "Do what we can, where we are, with whatever we have."
Written by: Eugenie Schieve, Research Intern, Texas Hunger Initaitive Early Monday morning, June 6, several staff members of the Texas Hunger Initiative and I set out for the three hour drive to Nacogdoches, a mid-sized city in East Texas. It was only my second day on the job, and I was extremely anxious to discover what we […]Read more "A Community Filled with Love and Support"
“I want to be passionate about what I’m doing every day, every moment of the day, whether that’s work or time with family and friends.” The most effective workers are those who find what they’re passionate about, pair that with their talents and work tirelessly to make their organization’s vision become a reality. You would […]Read more "Lifelong Learner and Servant Leader: Meet Grace Norman"
After reflecting on the national scale of the Hunger in America Trip that the Texas Hunger Initiative (THI) takes in May, Field Director Jared Gould, Director of Programs Doug McDurham and No Kid Hungry Campaign Manager Grace Norman decided that they wanted Baylor students to experience and understand hunger and poverty that exists in their […]Read more "Hunger in Texas Trip: 6 Students Served in West Texas Over Spring Break"
Written by: Craig Nash, Child Hunger Outreach Specialist, Texas Hunger Initiative – Waco Regional Office By the time buses arrive at La Vega Elementary School to deliver their precious cargo to teachers and administrators for the day, Melissa McGough and her Child Nutrition Team have been busy for almost two hours preparing to meet the […]Read more "Let’s Make Breakfast the Norm"