Child nutrition is not just a problem in developing nations. In the state of Texas, 60.6% of all school-aged children are classified as economically disadvantaged. In Central Texas, that number is nearly 50%.
Our food security programs - HaysHope2Go and Dripping With Hope - fill food gaps for children over weekends and school breaks. Food is fuel for the body and the mind. It is also fuel for the soul. We know that children who have enough to eat learn better, feel better, and develop better! We send home "backpack bags" with the children in our programs so that they will have enough to eat between Friday afternoon and Monday morning. Each backpack bag contains enough kid-friendly and easy-to-prep food for 5 meals plus snacks. Fuel for the body, mind, and soul!
The Level The Field Project provides proper footwear to middle school athletes who might otherwise not have the opportunity to compete. By missing out on these opportunities, kids also miss out on the important life lessons that athletics teaches. It's not about the shoes...it's about helping them develop to their full potential!
Ancora is FOR KIDS! We want to make sure that the kids in our local community have a chance to be at their best and succeed!
Ancora is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are considered charitable contributions and 100% tax-deductible.
You know how you get when it's close to lunchtime, and you start thinking more about food than about whatever you are doing?
You're distracted, inefficient, and, let's be honest, probably not at your best. You might even be hangry - hungry and angry!
Now, imagine going through all of this, but you're a 2nd grader instead of an adult. It's no wonder that kids who are hungry don't concentrate as well, don't learn as well, and don't behave as well.
FEED KIDS RIGHT NOW!
$5 will provide a backpack bag for 1 child, providing food for 1 weekend.
HaysHope2Go serves children in the Hays CISD in Kyle and Buda, TX. The Hays CISD is a rapidly-growing school district with over 22,000 students, nearly half of whom are considered "economically disadvantaged." HaysHope2Go seeks to fill food gaps for those students who do not have access to enough food to eat when school is out.
Dripping With Hope serves children experiencing food insecurity in the Dripping Springs ISD. We work with counselors and administrators at every school in the district to ensure that any child needing food can become a part of the program. Dripping With Hope functions just like HaysHope2Go, providing a "backpack bag" every week to each child in the program, to cover the gap between Friday afternoon and Monday morning.
We want to remove a BIG barrier to athletics participation in middle schools: Lack of proper footwear.
We know that athletics teaches so many important life lessons: Hard work. Perseverance. Goal-setting. Teamwork. How to lose. How to win.
We don't want anything to keep kids from the opportunity to learn these important lessons!
We exist to change the story for every child we can. With your help, we are changing more stories every day, every week, every month. Since Ancora Ministries launched in July 2020, we have fed nearly 13,000 children and provided over 80,000 meals, just in Central Texas!
Join us! We have weekly volunteer opportunities during the school year, and a few during the summer as well. Go to our Contact Us page and fill out the form. We'd love for you to be part of the team!
For the price of a fancy coffee, you can feed a child for a weekend. It's easy! Just click on the "Donate" button and let's Feed Kids Right Now!