Hope for the Hungry was founded in 1982 as a result of Christ’s command to “Feed My Sheep” and in response to the fact that an average of 40,000 children around the world were dying daily of malnutrition, at that time.
Hope for the Hungry (501c3) is an interdenominational Christian organization established in 1982. In over three decades of ministry, our ministry network serves around the globe in an effort to relieve the spiritual and physical poverty. Not only do we serve internationally, but we are very active locally through a weekly local outreach program and monthly outreach events to the children in low income housing areas in Belton.
Our passion and our goal is to “Share the Bread of Life with a Starving World”. This means that we work diligently to give people the spiritual, physical, and educational foundation they need to produce sustainable efforts to begin the process of removing themselves and their families from generational poverty. While we believe that meeting the physical and educational needs is vital, we believe that a relationship with Jesus Christ is of ultimate importance.
Our CORE Focus:
Children: Works to meet the physical and spiritual needs of children both locally and globally.
Outreach: Connects people with opportunities to serve locally and internationally.
Relationship: Works in partnership with the body of Christ to further His Kingdom.
Education: Provides quality education, discipleship and life mentorship.
Children’s Ministries: Supports children’s homes and schools in Haiti, our local outreach programs and numerous other programs related to both our international and local causes.
- Haiti Children’s Homes: Cares, educates and provides for over 60 orphaned, abandoned or vulnerable children in two children’s homes.
- Haiti Schools: Helps provide a Christ-centered education and feeding program to over 800 children while supporting teachers and school administration.
- Local Outreach (Hope House): Builds relationships with more than 50 children during a weekly outreach in two underserved neighborhoods in Belton through games, activities, Bible lessons and special outings. “Coats for Kids” collects new coats for over 200 children. “Christmas for Kids” matches more than 90 families with a donor who will provide parents with gifts for their kids on Christmas morning.
Cooperative Ministries: Provides pastoral care, administrative care, accountability, vision trips, project trips, missions training, and prayer for over 32 missionaries & 14 organizations in over 17 nations.
Short Term Mission Trips: Provides an opportunity to go & serve on a short term mission trip around the world in Haiti, Kenya, India, The Holy Land, Sri Lanka & more