Feed the Homeless

Austin Street Center (Feed the Homeless)

The Austin Street Center located near downtown Dallas offers a multitude of programs. In particular, they offer an emergency shelter housing 425 men, women and children each night. Over 25% of those utilizing the emergency shelter at night have full time employment, but personal catastrophe in their lives has caused them to lose their homes. Austin Street is helping them get back on their feet.

In addition, Austin Street opened a transitional living facility in 2000 housing 40 men and women who are on the step-up work program. This program helps those employed, stay employed and improve their living situation through group therapy and other classes.

Ascension members assist Austin Street Centre’s efforts by preparing lasagnas and taking them to the shelter to serve residents living there overnight. This ministry is offered the first Saturday evening of four months out of the year (November, February, May and August).

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Cook and travel down to the Centre with other volunteers to serve lasagnas on the designated Saturday four times per year.
  • Purchase other needed food items such as fruit and bread.
  • Assist with other activities such as collecting needed items throughout the year (i.e. clothing, and book drives)

No training necessary to get involved.

This is a great opportunity for young families with children to serve in a safe environment. Contact the leaders in charge for more information.

Did you know…lasagna tastes good with tabasco sauce?
Leaders in Charge 


Sign up for the May 6, 2017 Feed The Homeless Opportunity:

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