About Dave Evans

Dave Evans served with Food for the Hungry (FH) from 1991 until 2013, most recently as the U.S. President and a member of the Global Executive Office. Previously, he served as Country Director in Chad and then Bolivia.
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Back to School in Uganda

What does “back to school” look like in Burundi?

It’s that time of year again! The ads on television announce blue light specials for notebooks, pens and backpacks. Kids rouse from their late summer slumber to the terrifying prospect of book reports not yet started and essays not yet conceived. Moms and dads rush around in double time picking up last minute items that will […]

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Guns or butter to battle jihad in Africa?

Guns or butter: responding to jihadists in Africa

A cursory search of the major media giants (e.g., The New York Times and The Washington Post) over the past two days reveals an interesting array of articles on the growing might of jihadists in Africa, and the U.S. and international responses to that threat. The responses run the gamut from the use of U.S. […]

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John Kerry at PEPFAR meeting

Celebrating the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

In 2003, HIV/AIDS was ravaging the world—killing millions of adults and leaving tens of millions of children orphaned in Africa and beyond. Some at the time predicted that an entire generation would be wiped off the map in Africa. And that is likely what would have happened if not for an idea that started small, […]

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Dave Evans with community leaders

Stay the course

While I was swimming, biking and running during a half ironman triathlon last October, I constantly faced at least one of two main obstacles: time and fatigue. Both of these challenges nearly took me down during the swim portion of the event. My time was so poor that I battled against the clock during the […]

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Ethiopia Grain Distribution

We can’t gamble with lives for so-called food aid reform

As we near President Obama’s budget submission, many in the international aid community are concerned about reports that U.S. food aid to the most vulnerable is at risk. Specifically the program called Food for Peace is reported as being cut from the president’s budget. The changes proposed are being called “reforms” however the result is a […]

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Dave and Medlinda Evans

Melinda Evans: Celebrating her passion to love God and her neighbor

“When I saw the announcement in the Food for the Hungry (FH) newsletter, I did a double take: David Evans and his family become Hunger Corps staff in Guatemala. I wondered how such an erroneous announcement could have possibly made it through the editors of the newsletter. I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that […]

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Dave Evans, Food for the Hungry U.S. President, prays for Senator Lindsay Graham

Inspiring hope to end poverty

Her name is Gize. It means “time.” When she became a participant several years ago in Food for the Hungry’s (FH’s) USAID-funded program in Alaba, Ethiopia, Gize was unfortunately running out time. Another year of bad rains had combined with astronomical food prices, forcing her to sell the family ox, rent out her land to […]

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Boy in Peru

On the edge of the fiscal cliff … again

Yesterday, I had the privilege of visiting the office of a prominent U.S. Senator here in Washington D.C. to discuss the once-again looming fiscal cliff. We talked about what faith-based organizations, like Food for the Hungry (FH), can do to get the word out to Christians across this nation about the importance of foreign assistance to help the world’s […]

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U.S. Presidential Inauguration 2013

Reflections from the Inauguration

Several things came together in my mind as I stood with a throng of people of all ages, sizes and colors on the Capitol Mall in Washington, D.C., to witness the second inauguration of Barack Obama as president of the United States. The first was the historical significance of the year 2013. It was 150 years […]

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Bangladeshi Child

Life after the “fiscal cliff”

We were warned about it for months. The American people fretted. Financial markets dropped. Some warned of the possibility of total chaos. What the U.S. government lovingly called “sequestration,” the media soon dubbed as the “fiscal cliff,” or simply “the cliff.” The entire nation was told to get ready for a plunge over that cliff […]

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