Mobile Loaves & Fishes (MLF)

Mobile Loaves & Fishes (MLF) is a social outreach ministry that has been empowering communities into a lifestyle of service with the homeless since 1998. Founded in Austin, Texas, the organization serves its homeless neighbors through three core programs: Truck Ministry, Community First! Village and Community Works.

Through the support of thousands of volunteers, Mobile Loaves & Fishes food trucks hit the streets of Austin 7 nights a week, 365 days a year to provide food, clothing and other life-sustaining items to homeless men and women who are struggling to survive. With more than 5.5 million meals served, MLF has grown to become the largest prepared feeding program to the homeless in Central Texas.

As a result of the multitude of connections we’ve made with our homeless neighbors, we’ve learned that the single greatest cause of homelessness is a profound, catastrophic loss of family. It’s from this understanding that MLF’s vision emerged to build Community First! Village to welcome home our friends who had been pushed to the fringe of society. Often referred to as the most talked about neighborhood in Austin, Community First! Village is a 51-acre master planned development that provides affordable, permanent housing and a supportive community for men and women coming out of chronic homelessness.

Realizing that most, if not all, of our homeless neighbors are quite entrepreneurial in nature, Mobile Loaves & Fishes developed the Community Works program at Community First! Village to empower individuals to rediscover their God-given talents and move those talents into the economy. Community Works provides micro-enterprise opportunities that enable our friends who have experienced homelessness to earn a dignified income, while also developing new skills and cultivating enduring relationships

 

Organization Name: Mobile Loaves & Fishes

Location: Austin, Texas

Approximate Number of Members: 200

Description of Mission: We provide food and clothing, cultivate community and promote dignity to our homeless brothers and sisters in need.

Classification: Human Services

Website: www.mlf.org

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