The Next Shack Restaurant Event: Sunday at The Stirring

Maybe you’ve tried The Shack restaurant at Living Hope Compassion Ministries, but for some months now the restaurant has been operating one Sunday a month at The Stirring, 2250 Churn Creek Rd. in Redding. Serving delicious food and attentive service,… Continue Reading


Living Hope’s ‘The Shack’ Next Sunday Meal: Sept 21 at The Stirring

A message from Mike Mojarro, director of Living Hope Compassion Ministries: We will be presenting The Shack Sunday September 21 at the Stirring at Churn Creek Road in Redding. The Shack is a pop-up non-profit restaurant. We serve wonderful meals with… Continue Reading


Redding’s Increase in Crime, Transients, Street People, the Homeless; Something’s Got to Give

My personal wake-up call that Redding was potentially unsafe happened two-and-a-half years ago when someone hurled a cinder block through the window of my locked Prius to steal my purse. When I wrote about it, the story had 50 comments from many… Continue Reading


Part I – Living Hope: Helping People Help Themselves

In the four years that Mike Mojarro has been executive director of Living Hope Compassion Ministries, his philosophy about charitable giving has changed so drastically that he sometimes laughs when he thinks about the contrast between his first year and now. Continue Reading


Living Hope Ministries Hosts Monthly Restaurant

Jordan Storment has a unique vantage point atop the wall that separates Shasta County’s homeless from its wealthier residents. College-educated, with an apartment and full-time job, he understands how easy it is to label those without a roof, degree or employment. He knows what it’s like to feel guilt or sadness, or anger … Continue Reading


Group Aims to Alleviate Homeless ‘Hide-and-Seek’ Issue

With a Wednesday deadline looming for homeless people to vacate a camping spot where they’ve been living near Clear Creek Bridge, the newly formed Redding Safe Camp Homeless Alliance met this morning to discuss options for finding safe land for… Continue Reading


A Restaurant to Help the Homeless?

Michael Mojarro and Jordan Storment say they have a new approach to addressing the growing number of homeless, hungry and unemployed in Shasta County.
The pair — with the help of many volunteers — serve about 2,200 free meals a month from a cramped and aging kitchen at Living Hope Compassion Ministries on State Street near the Redding Public Library.
The number of people, many of them families … Continue Reading