Where It All Began
At Tacos 4 Life we believe every child deserves to run, play and laugh without feeling the agony of hunger. In 2009, co-founders Austin and Ashton Samuelson learned that more than 18,000 children die worldwide each day due to hunger-related causes. Austin and Ashton saw world hunger as a solvable problem, and this led them to create the first Tacos 4 Life. They envisioned a brand where guests can eat good and do good. Every Tacos 4 Life purchase creates a better today and tomorrow for children in need. In other words, your purchase matters.
Tacos 4 Life Was Born
In 2014, backed by the community and a crowdfunding campaign, over 300 people joined together to make Tacos 4 Life a reality by opening the first location in Conway, Arkansas.
You, our incredible guests, make our Meal 4 Meal mission possible. For every taco, salad, quesadilla, rice bowl, or nachos you buy, you provide a meal to a hungry child around the world. It’s that easy to turn your hunger into their hope. Five years later, our brand has expanded to new states, communities and guests across the country. As we continue to grow, we have never lost sight of our original vision. The entire world is our backyard and our team and guests aim to take care of it.
How It Works
So how exactly do meals get to children in need? For every meal that is sold, $0.24 is donated to Feed My Starving Children (FMSC). FMSC has developed a MannaPack Rice Meal, a scientifically formulated meal made up of rice, vitamins, soy, and nutritious vegetables that provide children with the nutrients they need to grow up healthy and strong. These meals are hand-packed with love and care annually at our MobilePack events by hundreds of volunteers. The MannaPacks are distributed to feeding centers, orphanages, and schools in more than 70 countries where children can receive a life-saving meal every day. Moreover, we visit several of the countries where our guests are making an impact. All of this is all made possible because of you. Tacos 4 Life’s mission to help end world hunger is only made possible by thoughtful guests like you. So THANK YOU, for making a difference. Somewhere a child is smiling because of you.
Special Thanks to Our Rogers Community
Since opening day on March 1st, 2018, we have enjoyed serving fresh, made-from-scratch tacos to the people of Rogers, raising over 765,000 meals for children in need. We have enjoyed the love and support this community has shown us and look forward to many more years ending world hunger together!