Nippon Kan Homeless Food Service Project Report


March 19th, 2006
2006 marks the 16th year of meal service to the homeless at the Denver Rescue Mission in Denver and this year of meal service has started out as a busy one. At all of our meal services students regularly volunteer as staff members, but sometimes friends or family guests come down to help as well.

At this year’s first dinner of 2006, Nippon Kan volunteer staff members were joined by Dashtseren Sanjaa, a guest of Nippon Kan from Mongolia. Dashtseren (Dashka) has been in training as a Buddhist Monk for the last fourteen years in Mongolia, and worked hard along side of other volunteers to serve over 300 meals that evening. Dashka has just finished his schooling at the Dashi Choiling Buddhist Temple in Mongolia and was sent by temple administrators to the United States to study. He brought with him a very positive attitude and worked well with all of our dinner guests of the evening. Attending this kind of community service project is part of Dashka’s ongoing training as he learns about volunteer coordination systems in the United States.


Total Meals Served in 2006.
Date of Service Meals served
Jan 15th, 2006 312
Feb 19th, 2006 354
Mar 19th, 2006 291
Total 957
Total meals served
since Jan 1991