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
National Cooperative Missions Director
Dr. Glen Smith
Director of International Cooperative Missions
Director of Children's Ministries
Director of ARK2Freedom
Director of Public Relations & Kids Against Hunger
Mel & Betty Parish
Facilities and Office Support
Donor Management Coordinator
Board of Directors
Pastor Carl Love
Pastor Roscoe Harrison