Tacos 4 Life recently surpassed 25 million meals donated to its nonprofit partner, Feed My Starving Children.
The Conway-based restaurant was founded in 2014 by Austin and Ashton Samuelson with a mission to serve hungry children across the world by providing a child’s meal — equivalent to $0.24 — for every taco, bowl, quesadilla, salad or nachos sold.
Tacos 4 Life now has 21 locations in six states. Each restaurant averages 1,000 meals per day.
“We are incredibly honored to share the news that in just over eight years, we’ve provided a meal for 25 million children worldwide,” said Austin Samuelson, co-founder of Tacos 4 Life. “Each meal we raise brings us one step closer to fulfilling our mission of ending starvation and we wouldn’t have achieved this significant milestone without the help of our dedicated franchise partners and valued guests.”
Feed My Starving Children distributes meals to a network of missions and humanitarian organizations in more than 70 countries around the world. Meals are donated free of cost, allowing partners to focus the majority of their time and resources on their schools, places of worship, community centers, orphanages, health clinics and more, to break the cycle of poverty.
“Tacos 4 Life continues to go above and beyond in their mission to feed starving children,” said Andy Carr, vice president of development and marketing for Feed My Starving Children. “Throughout the years, Austin and Ashton have never lost sight of their mission to make a difference in the lives of so many children around the world. They truly care about the legacy they’re creating, and we’re blessed to celebrate our partnership with Tacos 4 Life in reaching a milestone of 25 million donated meals.”