“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"
THI is made up of a special group of people. We have gardeners, knitters, parents, cooks, and more—all on our staff and all passionate about ending hunger and poverty. Through our blog and in your communities you’ve hopefully gotten to see the work they do, but we also want to tell you more about why […]Read more "Dog Person, Budding Gardener, Efficiency Enthusiast: Meet Taylor McKinney"
At THI, we regularly say “summer is the hardest time of year for many students.” Unfortunately, we say it so often because it is reality for far too many children. When schools close, many children don’t have easy access to food. So, as summer draws closer, nonprofits, schools and congregations across the state are gearing […]Read more "Chef Boy"
Their feet are on the ground! Fourteen Baylor undergraduate and graduate students landed in Washington, D.C., yesterday to begin the Hunger in America mission trip, sponsored by Baylor Missions and the Texas Hunger Initiative (THI). Representing a diverse range of majors, these students will spend the week learning about the scope, causes and impact of […]Read more "Hunger in America 2015: Student Profiles"
In March, we said goodbye to several brilliant AmeriCorps VISTAs who fulfilled their one-year terms and left a mark on THI. Now we say goodbye to 10 more, each of whom embodies the spirit and work ethic of a VISTA. Each of them will go on to do great things, and while their service year at […]Read more "What Can Happen in a Year…Of Service? [Part Two]"
Something interesting took place in Texas this past 83rd Legislative Session. Freshmen lawmakers started a tradition known as “Purple Thursdays,” wearing purple ties as a symbol of bipartisanship. Color choice for a necktie might seem like an insignificant subtlety, but the message was incredibly powerful. The ties were a symbol and reminder of their determination […]Read more "Purple Ties at Breakfast"
Recently a dream was realized for Texas Hunger Initiative’s founder and director, Jeremy Everett, as new employees came together at the central Office in Waco for an orientation to prepare them to tackle hunger at the local level. What was once a one-man organization has grown to close to 100 employees positioned across the state. […]Read more "All eyes on Texas"
Written by Berkeley Anderson, Texas Hunger Initiative Intern Humanist psychologist Abraham Maslow theorized that all humans had certain needs—both physical and emotional—that must be met in order to achieve self-actualization, a state in which an individual can act at his or her full potential. His theory, known as “Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs,” suggests that humans […]Read more "Hunger and the Hierarchy of Needs"