Our story began in 1981 with a man named George Cox and a Little Debbie food truck... our modern day story of the "fishes and loaves"!
George was studying at Fruitland Bible Institute and driving a Little Debbie truck for a living at the time, and everyday he went through 7th Avenue seeing the people in need and feeling God's tug to do something to help; he just wasn't sure what. Then one day at church, a fellow member handed him $50 and said, "George this is for your ministry." Mr. Cox took that money and purchased a commercial sized coffee maker, and with his expired yet edible Little Debbie cakes, set up shop in the area that would soon become home to the Hendersonville Rescue Mission. He worked tirelessly to feed those in need and prayed for further guidance on what to do next. Through his prayer and generous donations from the community, HRM no longer just serves delicious hot, balanced meals to the public, but also provides shelter, guidance, education, support and hope to those looking to better their lives.
The general purpose of the Hendersonville Rescue Mission shall be to minister to needy persons by way of presenting the Gospel of Jesus Christ to them and helping to provide for their spiritual and physical needs.