Daniel’s Den pledges to ‘Knock out hunger’
By 04/03/2003 00:00:00
The Ellis County Press
WAXAHACHIE - Ellis County's Homeless group Daniel's Den Ministries has formed an alliance with the Feinstein Foundation to end hunger. During March and April Daniel's Den is sponsoring their first food drive to focus specifically on travel food, 'Food-2-Go!'
Any food that is easily opened is welcomed - pop-top cans, fruit packs, drink boxes, crackers, cookies.
Donations can be dropped at city hall, Waxahachie Civic Center, KBEC, Ferris Heights United Methodist Church, Christ the King Lutheran Church and all South Trust Bank locations.
Over the last several years the center has provided more than 2,000 nights of shelter for those in need Michael
Sanders, the executive director said.
'Almost 12,000 (people) are at or below poverty level,' he said.
These people are at risk for becoming homeless, Sanders remarked.
The board of directors has pledged $ 7,000 with a challenge to the community to match funds. When $15,000 is raised, it will be presented to the Feinstein Foundation based in Pennsylvania.
Allen Feinstein, founded the Feinstein Foundation, a non-profit agency, to combat homelessness in America. Every year his organization will award the ministry a portion of their millions if they reach their goals of $15,000.
Daniel's Den Ministries grew out of a small group of individuals from Waxahachie Bible Church who wanted to provide a place for the homeless of Waxahachie to sleep.
Daniel's Den currently has a 12-bed homeless shelter in downtown, a transitional housing unit for single mother and their children. A second transitional unit is the works.
The center meets numerous needs of the transient population, including food, clothing, toiletries, shelter and blankets.
Donations may be sent to Daniel's Den Ministries, P.O. Box 3019 Waxahachie, TX 75168 or by calling 972-938-0103.