At LHi Austin we are excited to be doing some fundraising throughout the year for Mobile Loaves & Fishes. Mobile Loaves & Fishes (MLF) is a social outreach ministry that has been empowering communities into a lifestyle of service with the homeless since 1998. To combat homelessness, they have three programs: Truck Ministry, Community First Village, and Community Works.
Mobile Loaves & Fishes food trucks provide food, clothing, and other life-sustaining items to homeless men and women, 7 nights a week, 365 days a year, thanks to the support of thousands of volunteers. MLF's prepared feed program has served more than 5.5 million meals in Central Texas and spawned similar food truck programs in other cities across the country.
As a result of the many connections, they have made with their homeless neighbours, they have learned that the greatest cause of homelessness is a profound, catastrophic loss of family. As a result of this understanding, MLF has created the Community First Village. Community First Village is the most talked-about neighbourhood in Austin that provides affordable, permanent housing and a supportive community for men and women who have experienced chronic homelessness.
Mobile Loaves & Fishes has also developed the Community Works program at Community First! Village to enable individuals to rediscover their talents and move them into the economy. The Community Works program offers micro-enterprise opportunities for those who have experienced homelessness to earn a dignified income while also developing new skills and cultivating enduring relationships.
You can get involved by going to their website.