A Texas Taco Shop Has Donated Over 220,000 Meals To Starving Children

The chain restaurant has donated 10 million meals globally.

Tacos 4 Life loves tacos almost as much as it loves helping children.

The Waxahachie, Texas, taco business has donated over 220,000 meals to starving children since it opened in February. The extraordinary act of charity was accomplished by the business's mandate to donate part of every meal bought inside the restaurant to the organization Feed My Starving Children, which provides meals to children in 60 different countries. 

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"Our whole mission for the restaurant is to feed starving children," Jim Stanford, the franchisee of the Waxahachie, Texas, restaurant told local ABC News affiliate WFAA8. "It's just been a phenomenal response from the people of this community that joined in that work and that mission."

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Just as impressive as the meal donation program is the fact that Waxahachie is a small town of just 35,000 people. The money from Tacos 4 Life is used to create MannaPacks, meals made of rice and other key ingredients that go out to the children in need. One MannaPack can feed six meals, Stanford told WFAA8. Across the country, Tacos 4 Life donations have fed over 10 million meals to children globally. 

"For a lot of the kids that are getting this, this is the meal that they're getting for the day," Stanford said. "These meals are going to countries where kids are literally dying without food. And so it's providing meals to kids who otherwise would not have a meal." 

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