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Jeremy Everett is a National Commission on Hunger congressional appointee and the director of the Texas Hunger Initiative, a capacity-building project within Baylor University. Jeremy holds a bachelor’s degree from Samford University and a Master of Divinity from Baylor University. He has worked for international and community development organizations as a teacher, religious leader, community organizer, fundraiser and organic farmer.

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My Team vs. Yours: Pundits, Polls, Rankings and Hunger

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 9:45 AM

We've come to a season in our country where polling and voting bring an air of contention. Pundits are trading verbal jabs, factions are vying for supremacy, fans of opposite sides are engaging in public shouting matches and time-honored institutions are placing their hopes on a few tense hours during...

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School Meals Get a Makeover

(0) Comments | Posted September 19, 2012 | 1:25 PM

The school year has officially begun, and many students will be surprised when they go through the lunch line. For the first time in 15 years, the United States Department of Agriculture is implementing an overhaul to school lunch guidelines. New nutrition standards set calorie limits based on grade level,...

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"Injustice Anywhere Is a Threat to Justice Everywhere"

(0) Comments | Posted August 29, 2012 | 9:00 AM

When presidential hopeful Mitt Romney announced two weeks ago that Rep. Paul Ryan would be his running mate, Ryan said, "We look at one another's success with pride, not resentment, because we know that as more Americans work hard, take risks, succeed, more people will prosper, more communities...

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Perceptions of Poverty

(2) Comments | Posted July 18, 2012 | 2:29 PM

My family and I lived in San Antonio's West Side for about five years before returning to Waco nearly four years ago so I could work for Baylor University. While we lived in San Antonio, the West Side community had approximately 150,000 documented residents and a median income of $19,000...

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Hunger Doesn't Take a Summer Vacation

(0) Comments | Posted May 31, 2012 | 5:40 PM

Summer is upon us and for many this means carefree days of fun in the sun. However, for the more than two million Texas children who rely on school meals as their primary source of nutrition, summer means they lose access to these programs and the guarantee of food that...

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Developing a System of Accountability

(4) Comments | Posted May 17, 2012 | 2:57 PM

So who is responsible for poverty and hunger? This question seems to be polarizing Washington D.C. and causing significant discord throughout the U.S. Most responses seem to be ideologically driven rather than informed by facts or personal experiences. So whose problem is it?

Democrats have long argued that the...

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