We provide shelter and serve over 600 meals and over 400 showers and hygiene items each day mission-wide; serving over 200 people per day. We LOVE fresh produce and healthy food. Toiletries are always needed too.
Hiway 80 Rescue Mission exists to glorify God by providing a safe and supportive environment where homeless and hurting men, women and children can experience life transformation through Christ. In 1955 the Hiway 80 Rescue Mission was established to provide food and shelter, and to share the gospel with homeless men in Longview. Over the 68 years we’ve been in existence God has helped us grow this ministry to include an emergency shelter for women and families. We feature Christ-centered recovery programs, and community outreach services. Through the New Creation Discipleship and New Direction Discipleship programs, we teach people about Christ’s love and commands, arming them with the tools they need to overcome addictions, abusive situations, and many other difficulties they face in life. After completing the 12 month program, services are provided to assist them with achieving self-sufficiency.
What started in one, small building now spans 4 campuses in Longview and Tyler.
Call 903-985-0535 to notify that a donation will be coming. Food may be delivered to back door of kitchen located at back door of Men’s Development Center 3117 W Marshall Avenue. Large loads will be instructed to drive to other end of building on same backside of building to have vehicle unloaded at our DC for storage purposes.
ProducePedia is a free resource that covers the types of fresh produce that can be delivered to food pantries. Each entry includes information on color, taste, and possible uses. People unfamiliar with the vegetable or fruit will learn how to use it, and those who are familiar with it still might learn a fun fact or two!
The Cooperative Extension sites have a wealth of information for any backyard gardener. Once you go to the site (each one if very different from the others) look for a link for “homes and gardens”, “landscape”, “consumer horticulture”, etc. to find information on improving your backyard garden. Neighboring state sites may offer information your own state’s site lacks.