Jeremy K. Everett
Executive Director, Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty
Mr. Everett will discuss public and private strategies to addressing food access in high poverty communities including rural America and its potential strategic impact on foreign assistance.
Video from March 3rd:
Jeremy Everett is the founder and executive director of the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty. The Collaborative integrates research and practice through projects such as: the Texas Hunger Initiative; the Research Fellows Program; the Global Hunger and Migration Project; the Theology, Ecology, and Food Justice Program; and the Hunger Data Lab.
The Collaborative’s seven regional offices- with nearly 100 staff, interns, and researchers, have assisted local community, state-based, and national efforts to increase hundreds of millions of additional meals through innovative, researched-based interventions. In Jeremy’s tenure with the Collaborative, he has raised more than 250 million dollars to support faculty research, public service, and policy analysis.
Prior to his appointment with the Baylor Collaborative, Jeremy worked for international and community development organizations as a teacher, religious leader, community organizer, and farmer. He frequently delivers presentations to congregations, non-profit organizations, universities, and the government sector about hunger and poverty.
Jeremy earned a bachelor’s degree from Samford University, a Master of Divinity from Baylor University, and is finishing his doctorate at Duke Divinity School at Duke University. Jeremy is a Next Generation Fellow of the University of Texas LBJ School’s Strauss Center for International Security and Law, an Affiliate with Temple University’s Hope Center, a Senior Fellow with World Hunger Relief, Inc., and was appointed by U.S. Congress to serve on the National Commission on Hunger. He serves on various boards such as Bread for the World and the 2030 Collaborative.
Jeremy is the author of I Was Hungry: Cultivating Common Ground to End an American Crisis, a contributing author in Food and Poverty: Food Insecurity and Food Sovereignty Among America’s Poor (Vanderbilt University Press) and The End of Hunger: How Science, Religion, and Politics Can Work Together to Make Possible (InterVarsity Press).
Jeremy is married to Amy Miley Everett. They have three sons: Lucas, Sam, and Wyatt.