I Was Hungry

Date posted: Saturday 01 August 2020

I Was Hungry: Cultivating Common Ground to End an American Crisis as the title of a new book appears as if it were a mistake in printing, but that’s the way the cover of the book looks. Might it help you understand the author’s hope to end hunger? It certainly succeeded in drawing my attention.


Author Jeremy K. Everett is the founder and director of the Texas Hunger Initiative and a noted advocate for the hungry. He served on the National Commission on Hunger and is a frequent speaker on poverty, hunger, community development, and social entrepreneurship.


This book has many stories of people who cope with hunger – families, students, older citizens and others. It shows how caring people in any of the states in the U.S. could have the success that the Texas Hunger Initiative has had. It is the story of trials and errors, but of persistence as communities, government programs and companies work together to end hunger all across Texas.


This is not a “feel good” but a “you can do it” sort of book. By allowing us to see ideas which did not work as well as those that did, the author makes us aware of how we, too, can end hunger. It is an excellent example of showing how everyone needs to work together to make this happen.


-Vernita Kennen
Incarnation Lutheran, Shoreview