About Us

About Us

Logo for the McLennan County Hunger Coalition in Waco, Texas.

“United to end hunger in McLennan County” 

Thank you for your interest in the McLennan County Hunger Coalition. If you have questions or media requests, please email info@mclennanhunger.org or call (254) 753-3545 and speak to Esther Morales.

Mission Statement

“United to end hunger in McLennan County”

About the McLennan County Hunger Coalition

MCHC collaborates with local pantries, businesses, congregations, food producers and individuals to provide food security for all citizens in Waco, Texas, and throughout McLennan County.

Get Involved with MCHC 

Learn more about MCHC’s efforts at our monthly meetings. These meetings are open to the public and are held the second Thursday of each month. Visit our Events Calendar or check our sidebar to the left for meeting locations and updates.

The MCHC participates in a food rescue partnership with Salvation Army and Baylor University Campus Kitchens. It is our goal to make sure that no prepared food should be wasted. A corps of food handler certified volunteers pick up prepared food from restaurants, cafeterias, and other sites, and deliver them to Salvation Army’s Community Kitchens where it is served, 3 times a day, 365 days a year.

Through the partnership with Grande Communications, MCHC strives to increase the capacity and visibility of the USDA’s Summer Meals programs and we work directly with the Texas Hunger Initiative as part of the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty to ensure that every child in Waco and McLennan County has access to healthy food.

The MCHC worked with Waco ISD Child Nutrition Services to promote and develop their Pack of Hope weekend backpack program, which helps to feed children who are dependent on school meals even when school is not in session.

MCHC strives to increase awareness of hunger and poverty in Waco and McLennan County through advocacy, alongside other community organizations including the Heart of Texas Homeless Coalition.

If you are interested in being a part of the McLennan County Hunger Coalition, we’d love to meet you! Please see meeting info for more details or contact us.