Foundation History

  • 2009 - Founded by Iesha Goree as a non- profit organization feeding 50 at-risk youth out of her kitchen.
  • 2010 – Amadi Guess Foundation receives a grant from USDA to grow the program.
  • 2011 – Partners with Boys and Girls Club in Arlington and Fort Worth.
  • 2012 – Grows to feeding 600,000 children and raised over $2 million dollars.
  • 2013 – Amadi Guess Foundation has served over 3 million meals and has raised over $4 million dollars since its inception.
  • 2014 – Participated in the Final Four SLANT celebration in partnership with Big Thought and The Michael Finley Foundation.
  • 2015 – Partnered with Irving ISD to provide a safe and fun experience for students at 12 participating schools.
  • 2016 - AGF added four schools in Irving ISD to the after school program
  • 2016 - AGF partnered with YMCA to serve breakfast and lunch for the Summer Feeding Program