the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.
That means that every day in our neighborhoods, there are over 100,000 children who don’t know where their next meal will come from.
Hunger has a direct effect on a child’s educational performance and experience. This results in an inability to concentrate, behavioral problems, poor performance in school and a higher dropout rate.
At Hungry Souls, our mission is to provide an opportunity for food insecure children in the greater Austin area to have the nutrition necessary to succeed, thrive, and break the cycle of poverty.
Hungry Souls partners with local schools to provide weekend and school break meals for students and their families. As we become involved with families through our feeding program we have the opportunity to learn about other needs the families may have. Reaching out and serving them with the love of Jesus is our ultimate goal.
Will you join us in our fight to combat food insecurity in our communities?
At Hungry Souls, we believe in kindness. It’s ingrained in our culture and our daily lives. Kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. We aim to fulfill these words in everything we do. Sunday, February 17, is Random Acts of Kindness Day!
We’ve gathered a few ways you can spread kindness this week (and every day!):
For the environment:
Thanks to our donors and volunteers, Hungry Souls started off 2019 strong!
Keep reading for a recap on the happenings this month and how you can help us next month.
As always, continue to pray that the families in our program experience the love of Jesus every day. Our ultimate goal is to show them God’s love and providence over their lives. Hungry Souls is looking to bring a Volunteer Coordinator to our team! Are you interested in volunteering your time to help organize our team of helpers? Contact (512) 524-9067.
Lastly, Hungry Souls is growing the number of families in our feeding program, and because of that, we NEED to purchase a van to use for food deliveries. Are you interested in contributing towards a Hungry Souls delivery van? Contact us for more information on corporate sponsorship or donate online.
Thanks to the following organizations for raising so many food donations!
Lago Vista Middle School — 644 items, $805 value
Valor Public School — 227 items, $283 value
Gorzycki Middle School — 1107 items, $1383 value
Dripping Springs High School — 683 items, $853 value
Seton Southwest Hospital — 138 items, $172 value
Are you interested in hosting a food drive?
It’s easy! Contact us for more information.
In December, we had a group of volunteers fill stockings with small gifts for the children in our feeding programs. In total, we filled 48 stockings—that’s $2,400 worth of gifts for needy kids in the Austin area!
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Feed. Educate. Serve.
Did you know that January 23 is National Pie Day? Come celebrate with Hungry Souls at Summermoon Coffee Westlake or Cedar Valley! Grab some pie and a coffee (yum) and your purchase will feed kids in the Austin area who don’t have guaranteed meals over weekends and school breaks. Hap-pie National Pie Day!
- Cutie Pies — $5
- Slice —$6
- Whole — $32
Thanks in advance for supporting this “pie”ous celebration!
Merry Christmas from Hungry Souls! We are incredibly grateful for our donors who make our ministry possible. Keep reading for exciting updates and new ways for you to serve and contribute to our mission.
About Hungry Souls
Did you know that there are over 100,000 kids in the greater Austin area that don’t know where their next meal will come from? That’s 1 in every 5 kids. Many of these kids rely on free and reduced lunch meals at school, but they don’t have guaranteed meals over the weekends and school breaks. That’s where Hungry Souls steps in.
Our feeding program alleviates some of the pressures parents face to provide basic nutrition for their children. Reaching out and serving them with the love of Jesus is our ultimate goal.
Hungry Souls Prayer Requests:
- As always, pray for our families and the 100,000 children without guaranteed meals in Austin during this holiday season.
- Pray that in 2019 Hungry Souls can develop more corporate partnerships in order to expand awareness of our mission.
- Hungry Souls is growing the number of families in our feeding program, and because of that, we need to purchase a van to use for food deliveries. Pray that we can raise funds as soon as possible so we can reach more families in need. If you feel inclined to donate towards this cause, please click here.
Hungry Souls Year in Review:
- Hired an Executive Director
- Served 1500 meals each month
- Conducted 12 food drives
- Grew 5 times in size
- Exhibited at Spirit of Austin Fest
- Hosted our first major fundraiser “The Gathering”
We’re looking forward to 2019! Here are our plans:
- Expand to two new schools
- Hire a Volunteer Coordinator
- Expand our corporate partnerships
- Purchase a food delivery van
- Locate an office space
- We plan to quadruple in size!
Your 100% tax-deductible gift has to be received by midnight December 31st. Any donation is greatly appreciated
Sponsoring a family
You have the opportunity to sponsor a family each month. It takes just $38 for us to feed a family monthly. Your monthly donation will go directly towards fresh, nutritious meals for a local family in need. You may donate individually or partner with your friends, family, or coworkers!
Last-minute Christmas gifts with a purpose!
T-shirts and coffee mugs are a great way to raise awareness of the hunger problem in our area and spread the word of what we do to fight it. Plus, the proceeds from 1 t-shirt purchase or one tumbler can feed a family for 2 weeks!
Meet our leadership team!
Our ministry is run by a hardworking, passionate group of people who strive to fight child food insecurity in the greater Austin area.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!