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Iesha Goree

Iesha Goree is a mentor and a philanthropist. For the last 10 years, she has been a leading anti-hunger activist and advocate for children. In 2009, Iesha founded The Amadi Guess Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to feeding children in North Texas. In 2010, Iesha joins The Texas Department of Agriculture as state sponsor to attack childhood hunger in Texas and has been working tirelessly since to increase national awareness on this often hidden issue.

Growing up in Portland, Oregon, Mrs. Goree had first hand experience in receiving free meals from the local churches and participating parks and recreation. “Providing meals to children who go without is something I am very passionate about. I was that child, I was that kid trying to figure out where my next meal was coming from.” states Mrs. Goree. “I want to ensure more low income children get breakfast, lunch and dinner all of the time, not just when they’re in school.” “The simple act of providing free after school dinner has a significant impact on kids whose parents can’t afford to feed them and they often go without”.

In September 2010, The Amadi Guess Foundation launches a partnership with The Boys & Girls Club of Arlington and The Boys & Girls Club of Fort Worth.

In October 2014, Iesha met with a number of board directors and superintendents to discuss childhood hunger in their schools. The Irving Independent School District created an opportunity for an After School Program completely free to students and parents; several of the board members on hand were looking for real life solutions to barriers that existed to provide an enrichment program that not only provided a tutoring but also provided nutritious meals and Mrs. Goree and The Amadi Guess Foundation were able to give them solid examples of steps to take to implement the innovative program. In September 2014, Mrs. Goree and her team successfully launched thirteen Free After School Programs in Irving ISD schools.

Mrs. Goree continues to share her experience with local school superintendents who have not yet adopted an after school at-risk program. She encourages them to think about the outcome, rather than the obstacles.

With Mrs. Goree’s vision and a lot of hard work on the part of her and her team, The Amadi Guess Foundation has 39 at-risk feeding sites and has served over 4 million meals to At-Risk children year to date.

“This is only the beginning, we haven’t even scratched the surface.” says Mrs. Goree.

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Delmont

Operations
Director
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Victoria

Program Director
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Ashjane

Executive
Assistant
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Marisela

Asst. Program Director
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Lydia

Compliance
Director
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Robert

Building Logistics
Manager
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Regina

Human
Resources
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Brianna

Asst. Program Director