Established in 1982, Hope for the Hungry is a local and global missions organization based in Belton, Texas

Who We Are

Hope for the Hungry began in 1982 in response to Christ's command to "Feed My Sheep". At that time an average of more than 40,000 children around the world were dying daily from malnutrition and preventable diseases. After a mission trip to Haiti, Dan and Kandy Kirkley committed to help support a new children's home in Guibert Haiti for eight children with $200 per month. In over three decades of ministry, we continue to support the children's home in Guibert and our ministry now serves locally and around the globe in an effort to relieve spiritual and physical poverty needs. Our passion and our goal is to "Share the Bread of Life with a Starving World."

Our CORE Focus:
Children: We work to meet the physical and spiritual needs of children at home and around the world.
Outreach: We work to connect people with opportunities to serve locally, in Haiti and around the globe.
Relationship: We work in partnership with the global of Body of Christ to assist our ministry partners.
Education: We work to provide an education, biblical foundation, discipleship and life mentorship for children.


Cooperative Ministries Division: We provide pastoral care, administrative care, accountability, trips, training, and prayer for missionaries & organizations in over 12 nations.


Children’s Ministries Division: We support children’s homes and education efforts in Haiti along with a local children's outreach program at Hope House in Belton. Additionally, we seek to support other programs related to both our international and local children's causes.


Anti-Human Trafficking Division: We serve, through ARK2Freedom, to provide training, raise awareness and offer assistance to help decrease our community’s vulnerability to modern day slavery in Central Texas.


Food Relief Division: We seek to provide nutritious meals to the children in the schools and children’s homes that we support in Haiti and beyond through Kids Against Hunger of Central Texas. We also seek to respond to natural disasters and other pressing needs to provide food to children and families.


Mary Ann Dodson

Accounting Manager


Terry Spidell

National Cooperative Missions Director


Larry Reeves

Executive Director


Dr. Glen Smith

Director of International Cooperative Missions


Jen Sutton

Director of Children's Ministries


Alberta Barrett

Director of ARK2Freedom


Kathy Ylostalo

Head of Education,



Juanita Smith

Donor Management Coordinator


Jeff Pedigo

Director of Public Relations & Kids Against Hunger


Mel & Betty Parish

Facilities and Office Support

Board of Directors

Dan Kirkley

Founder/ President

Christan Hammonds

Vice President

Alton McCallum 


Kandy Kirkley 


Steve Utley

Pastor Carl Love

Pastor Roscoe Harrison

Robin Durham

Lindi McCallum

Mike Miller


© 2019 by Hope for the Hungry


PO Box 786

Belton, TX 76513


627 Hope for the Hungry St. 

Belton, TX 76513

Tel: 254-939-0124

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