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Love and Care Ministries helps feed the homeless of Abilene

By Chelsea Humphrey, chumphrey@ktxs.com
Published On: Nov 12 2012 08:49:07 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 13 2012 08:37:22 AM CST
ABILENE, Texas -

As temperatures fall, take a moment to think about those who don't have a place to call home.

That's something that Love and Care Ministries does everyday.

Four days a week they're out and about, distributing food and drinks to the homeless around Abilene.

When freezing weather arrives, Andrew Stevens, Director of Food Outreach at the ministry, notices a change.

"When it gets colder, you definitely see a shift in the amount of people you serve, the need that you have that is there to serve," he says.

Over the last few years, more homeless are seeking shelter in the city, instead of the woods.

Here, he says, they can get shelter from the winter winds and stay close to the things they need.

"There's more that stay in the city area that can get to a ministry faster," says Stevens.

Mission Thanksgiving, the ministries largest annual fundraiser, will be held Friday at Arrow Ford in Abilene from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

With cooler weather on the doorstep, warm weather items like sleeping bags, coats, and blankets are needed, but other articles of clothing are good too.

You can find a complete list of the best items to donate by going to http://www.missionthanksgiving.com/mission_needs.htm.