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79 - Hunger, Mental Health, & Working Together for Justice (feat. Jeremy Everett)

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How does hunger impact mental health? How widespread is food insecurity across the United States? We’re joined by Jeremy Everett, founder of the Texas Hunger Initiative and author of the new book, I Was Hungry: Cultivating Common Ground to End an American Crisis. We obviously talk about hunger, but Jeremy also touches on why it’s so important to work together if we’re going to move past ‘charity’ and into working for justice.

Things we mention in this episode/other resources:

- if you’re interested in more on how nutrition impacts mental health, check out episode 48 with Dr. Leslie Korn
- the Alliance to End Hunger
- the Racial Equity Institute
- Brené Brown’s Dare To Lead content

Connect with Jeremy on Twitter, Instagram, learn more about the book, or buy it on Amazon.
Connect with the Texas Hunger Initiative on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or on their website.


- “Over 40 million Americans…fall into the category of food insecure.” (tweet)
- “Every county in the U.S. has reported a percentage of it’s population are experiencing hunger.” (tweet)
- “When people don’t have access to food on a consistent basis, depression spikes.” (tweet)
- “You can disagree with someone and still honor who they are.” (tweet)
- “Powerful social change can happen with unlikely actors.” (tweet)
- “We love to pretend that people are poor in the U.S. because they’re lazy.” (tweet)

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Intro/Outro music for this episode is ‘Fall Down’ by Rivers & Robots.