"I enjoy it very much. You get up in the morning and know that you're feeding people who really need food," he said.
Although the mission is struggling financially, its directors aren't giving up goals of expanding the mission's reach to help the needy.
Yvonne hopes to add a learning center in the near future. The center would provide computers and other resources for people searching for jobs.
"Sometimes, people who come here say they heard about us through their parents and grandparents who also used our services. We want to stop that cycle of poverty," said Jacob McGill, HIM's resource development coordinator. "A lot of people are born into poverty, and we want to help them get a new start."
To contact the Hissom Interdenominational Mission, call 304-343-7046 or email direc...@hissommission.org.
Donations can be dropped off at 1305 Pennsylvania Ave. in Charleston.
"In a business like this, the purpose is to have less clientele. We want to make it so that not as many people in our area need us to have a healthy, happy life."
For more information, visit www.hissommission.org.
Reach Mackenzie Mays at mackenzie.m...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5100.