Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Texas Hunger Initiative Summer Vistas

The Texas Hunger Initiative has acquired 15 VISTA associates who will begin their service immediately and serve through August 16th in 7 Texas communities (Del Rio, San Angelo, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, McAllen, and Waco).  The VISTAS primary responsibilities will be increasing participation in the summer meals feeding program through community organizing, outreach, and capacity building.  They will serve directly under churches or non-profit organizations including Daily Bread, Stewpot, CitySquare, Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, the McLennan County Hunger Coalition, and the Tom Green County Hunger Initiative.
Through the National Corporation of Community Service THI has been able to allocate close to $24,000 to the summer associate program. In addition a partnership with Share Our Strength has provided another $30,000 in mini-grants to local community partners as well as provided promotional banners, posters, and fliers for the Summer Meal sites. 

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Jeremy Everett - Spirituality and Food Conference, University Baptist Church Austin, TX

Jeremy Everett, executive director for the Texas Hunger Initiative (THI), speaks on his personal encounters with poverty and hunger, the work of THI, the state of hunger in Texas, and the implications of Jesus' feeding of the 5,000 for Christians in poverty work.