Daniel’s Story

Hungry No More

Daniel knows first-hand that the meals you provide can be the start of a new life.

Fifteen years ago he was homeless, struggling with addiction and completely without hope. Daniel had battled addiction since he was just 11 years old. From the time he was a teenager, living on the streets was all he knew.

“I thought I was destined to go to prison or end up dying,” Daniel says.

A childhood friend who was at Good News Rescue Mission invited Daniel to come check it out. Daniel thought that a recovery program could be exactly what he needed. But when he walked through our doors, he discovered much more than a recovery program. He met God, began a whole new life, and not only is he still sober after 15 years, he’s found ways to give back to the community.

Daniel is now our Food Services Manager, helping to serve meals in our dining room every day. Because of his time before he came to the Mission, he knows that it’s hard to make good decisions when your body is starving.

Every day he sees that the first step to helping men and women change their lives is giving them a meal.

“First, we feed them with food, then we nourish them with the word of God,” he says.

No one is beyond help and hope. Your partnership with Good News Rescue Mission demonstrates that to those struggling in Shasta County.