The Amadi Guess Foundation (AGF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide children from underserved communities access to nutritious meals. We weave together a net of community groups, activists and food programs to children facing hunger and surround them with nutritious food where they live, learn and play. Almost one in four children in America face hunger. These children will endure lifelong consequences as a result of having limited access to nutritious foods. In fact, they're more likely to suffer poorer health, fatigue, hospitalizations, behavioral difficulties and impaired performance at school.

Texas Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

The Summer Food Service Program provides children from low-income areas, aged 18 years or younger, nutritious meals during long school vacations when they do not have access to school lunch or breakfast. AGF offers children the same nutritious meals they receive during the school year. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack, will be provided depending on what the site serves. AGF stresses the importance of good health and nutrition. Our organization works with the state of Texas to provide nutritious meals Monday through Friday.

At-Risk After School Supper and Snack Program (CACFP)

The At-Risk Supper and Snack Program provides school-aged children (6-18) access to 1 hour of tutoring along with a nutritious snack, followed by supper.

At-Risk After School Tutoring Program (CACFP)

The After School Tutoring Program provides a meaningful and enjoyable learning experience for children during the critical after-school hours, in a safe environment. Through our program, your child will be able to develop character, learn valuable life skills, make new friends, and discover new interests. We offer mentoring, enrichment lessons, and tutoring/homework help for grade levels pre-K through high school in order to prepare them to become effective leaders in the community.

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