Food drive to aid Gateway to Discovery

Maurices, located in the Crossroads Mall, Fort Dodge, will partner with Gateway to Discovery for a food drive beginning Sunday and running through Nov. 26. For every non-perishable food item donated, customers will receive a 20 percent off coupon to use in the store.

Gateway To Discovery is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization offering a faith-based, two-year program for women 18 and older focusing on recovery and overcoming the obstacles of addiction, homelessness and other life challenges. It is based on programs offered at Magdalene, a residential program based in Nashville, Tenn.

After a year of preparation, the Gateway to Discovery recovery center opened its doors to its first residents Oct. 21. Women served participate in a structured program that includes counseling, volunteering, art therapy, meditation and prayer in a homelike environment.

For more information on how to donate to Gateway to Discovery, call 302-8162.