Saturday, February 10, 2018, 8:00-9:30 a.m.
First United Methodist Church, 1300 Lavaca St.
Great Hall, Family Life Center
Foundation for the Homeless (FFH) will host a breakfast to give our congregational partners a chance to experience our “Feed My People” (FMP) breakfast ministry. All are invited to learn more about the impact of this ministry in our community and enjoy a typical FMP breakfast including scrambled eggs, biscuits, sausage patties, gravy, coffee, milk, and orange juice. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. for coffee and fellowship. Breakfast is served at 8:30 a.m. followed by a program of speakers.
Ticket prices for the event will raise funds to pay for food, disposables, and utility costs to support the FMP breakfast. The funds will also support “up front” costs for FFH programs that prevent homelessness such as paying past due rent or covering a security deposit to get families into housing.
Purchase your tickets online at the link below by Thursday, February 8.
The “Feed My People” breakfast, a program of Foundation for the Homeless, provides a free, warm breakfast from 5:45 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday in the Family Life Center at 13th and Lavaca. Serving the chronically homeless in Austin, the breakfast is so much more than just food! This community receives access to showers, toiletries, over-the-counter pain medicines, first-aid supplies, and free haircuts on Thursdays. Once a month, a sewing service is offered to help repair clothing. An instructor-led AA Meeting is available after the breakfast each week. On Thursdays at 6:30 a.m., a worship service is offered in Garrison Chapel to sing, pray, and reflect.
The volunteers are the heart of soul of this ministry. Volunteers travel from around Austin to support this ministry: Foundation for the Homeless and First United Methodist Church, Bethany United Methodist Church, Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, Reedemer Lutheran Church, Tarrytown Methodist Church, Westlake United Methodist Church, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School, and University of Texas students.
Foundation for the Homeless is one of many organizations that help the homeless in Austin, Texas and is a member of ECHO (Ending Community Homelessness Organization). The Foundation for the Homeless provides services focused on helping families with prevention of homelessness and helping with rapid rehousing. FFH is the only organization that takes homeless single mothers or fathers with children and keeps the families together during their homeless situation.