About Feeding Hope

Hope Through Action

Feeding Hope is a community-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit, charity organization devoted to making a difference for the children and families in need within our community.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to provide a quality meal to any member of our community in need, regardless of their circumstances. We seek to encourage and minister to those we serve. Our Vision is to ensure that no one in our community goes hungry. Our Slogan is "Making a Difference, One Meal at a Time!"  Our guiding scripture is, Isaiah 58:10, which says, "Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon."

Community Meals

Feeding Hope, along with our gracious, donating partners and volunteers, serves a FREE meal to anyone in need, every Tuesday and Thursday from 5PM to 6PM at Keithley Park Pavilion, 316 NE 3rd Ave., in Durant. We also have annual events like our "Harvest of Hope" Thanksgiving Lunch, GLOWING with Hope 5K & 1-Mile Run, Back 2 School Bash, Christmas in July, along with others.

Board of Directors

At Feeding Hope, we are proud to be guided by a committed Board of Directors composed of community leaders, passionate advocates, and experts in various fields. Each member brings a unique perspective and a wealth of knowledge that is invaluable to our mission of combating hunger and fostering hope. Together, they steer our organization with foresight and dedication, ensuring that every decision made aligns with our core values and advances our goal of creating a brighter, healthier community.

Keri Gowin-Juarez


Hayden Mathews

Board Chair

Diane Dixon

Board Treasurer

Michael Mewszel

Board Member

Jeanie Hazell

Board Member

Bill Cox

Board Member

Jody Nelson

Board Vice-Chair

Shanda Speer-Smith

Board Secretary

Jon Hazell

Board Member

Steven Potts

Board Member

Tandy Bryant

Board Member