Dentonites who do not have the means to provide themselves with a Thanksgiving meal this holiday can find assistance from local church outreach ministries.
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church’s soup kitchen, Our Daily Bread, has served the Denton County homeless population since 2000 and according to their website, has served 556,474 meals since their inception. They have also hosted weekly meals, including the week of Thanksgiving.
Zane Harris, a sophomore Nursing major, has been a volunteer at Our Daily Bread for two years and enjoys donating his time in service there.
Harris said: “I chose to continue volunteering there because it meets one of Maslow’s hierarchal needs of food and I like food and Liz [Whitaker the Kitchen coordinator] is an amazing person and so are the other people there.”
Dentonites in need of a Thanksgiving meal can also contact Life Gate Church’s Living Water Food outreach ministry and ask to be a part of the Thanksgiving Basket Outreach. The Living Water Food Ministry provides food to those in need on a weekly basis year round. They can be contacted at email@example.com.