Our Name has Multiple Meanings for a Reason
In 2011 our founder, Jason Stanford, was on a mission trip to Mexico where he saw many hungry and needy children who were very appreciative of anything they received. When he returned home he wondered if there were kids in Austin that needed a little extra help. After some investigation, he found there was a need for a growing population of families facing food instability or not knowing how they would provide for their next meal. And Hungry Souls was born.
Being hungry takes on many forms besides physical hunger. We see this in our kids and their families every day. Some are hungry for food, some for material needs, some for health and some for friendship and community. Their soul is troubled and we have been called to help. The greatest hunger we all experience is the need for relationship. And the greatest relationship we are designed to have is one with our creator. Therefore, our end goal at Hungry Souls is to demonstrate the love of Jesus in tangible ways to produce an opportunity to introduce families to Jesus.