Mobile Loaves and Fishes
“Everything we do is about relationships. The biggest lesson we have learned over the years is that we are not a food ministry. We merely use food as a conduit to connect human to human and heart to heart.” — Alan Graham, Founder & CEO
The primary cause of homelessness is a catastrophic loss of family. What begins with a sandwich and a conversation with a caring Mobile Loaves & Fishes (MLF) volunteer soon opens the door to community and relationships where they’re needed most. The MLF downtown Austin truck, based at FUMC, continues to serve meals to the homeless and working poor in our community—and we are needed now more than ever!
Last year, our MLF truck provided over 20,000 hearty meals with the help of more than 300 dedicated volunteers. We completed nearly 300 runs in the middle of a pandemic! That’s a lot of sandwiches and conversations! In May, we are lifting up this ministry that fosters friendship and kinship for those who have experienced that catastrophic loss of family. Your generous gifts make a difference for our friends living on the streets. Checks marked “Mobile Loaves and Fishes” may be mailed to the church or donations can be made online, selecting “Mobile Loaves and Fishes” from the drop-down menu on the giving page. For more information about MLF, contact Scott Wilder.