New local food truck, “The Lion’s Den” shared their Christmas spirit by serving people in need at Mission 911 homeless shelter.
The Lion’s Den has been in business for about a year, and their goal today was to serve people that were hungry, or in need. It was their time serving people at no cost, but owners of the food truck wanted nothing more than to give back to the community.
“We are very fortunate, so fortunate in our lives that we want to give back. That’s how everyone should be, I mean everyone in the world you know, and they should give back. If you have it, you should give, and that’s how I feel” said Josephine Cooper, co-owner of the Lion’s Den food truck.
Cooper also mentioned that her husband was homeless during a certain time in his life, which is another reason why they were inspired to help those that were hungry today.
The Lion’s Den served over one-hundred plates of hot chili, fish and chips, and cookies. They also donated coats and blankets.
“This gives an opportunity for somebody that wants to do something for someone, that we are a place that they can do it. The Christmas spirit gives you that love and joy that you just want to help someone, strengthen someone, and a stranger becomes a friend, and that’s what so amazing about this” said, Tony Reyes, founder and CEO of Mission 911.
Mission 911 Shelter is open Monday through Friday from 8a.m. to 4p.m. and they always welcome clothing and blanket donations.
“The more you give us, the more we can give out. We are always in need of clothing that people can give to us” Reyes said.
For more information, you can visit the Mission 911 Facebook page or reach them at 361-882-0911.