As the Regional Organizing Director at Food & Water Watch, David Hunt manages a team of regional organizers and provides strategic direction for Food & Water Watch's organizing efforts. David worked as a consultant to Food & Water Watch for over five years before joining the staff. He has an extensive background in organizing and leadership, previously serving as the Executive Director of the Chicago Rehab Network in Chicago. During his tenure, David led a very successful, broad-based, citywide campaign, known as the Affordable Housing and Community Jobs Campaign, which resulted in the city of Chicago targeting $750 million to low-income housing development. David also served as national organizing director for US Action for two years and helped found and serve on the board of Statewide Housing Action Coalition.
From 1998 to 2012, David served as a principal trainer of Midwest Academy, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious organizing training institutions. David is the founder of the Community Building Storytelling Project, designed to reintroduce storytelling into American culture as a tool to build community. Much of his research, training, and methodology were born during his time in the three-year W.K. Kellogg Foundation National Leadership Fellowship. David was educated at Howard University, and can be reached at dhunt(at)fwwatch.org.