Mobile Loaves & Fishes

Mobile Loaves & Fishes

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Community First Village
Community First Village
Hog Eye Road

Empowering communities into a lifestyle of service with the homeless since 1998. lnk.bio/mobileloaves

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

Can a Big Village Full of Tiny Homes Ease Homelessness in Austin? 01/08/2024

Community First! Village continues to gain national attention as a model for other cities to consider as we seek to mitigate the pandemic of homelessness in our country. Be sure to check out this The New York Times article that takes an in-depth look at the Village while exploring the many facets of the most talked about neighborhood in Austin, Texas.

Can a Big Village Full of Tiny Homes Ease Homelessness in Austin? One of the nation’s largest experiments in affordable housing to address chronic homelessness is taking shape outside the city limits.

Photos from Mobile Loaves & Fishes's post 01/05/2024

As we enter the new year, one of the best ways to learn about the mission of Mobile Loaves & Fishes is by serving at Community First! Village. There are many different ways you can serve with us whether individually or with a group! Learn more about upcoming opportunities and how to get involved by visiting serve.mlf.org.

Photos from Mobile Loaves & Fishes's post 01/01/2024

Happy New Year! We are so grateful for the past 25 years and look forward to celebrating 25 more years. As we enter 2024, we are looking forward to all the Goodness we can accomplish together!

12/30/2023

During this season of celebrating God's greatest gift, we continue to reflect on the many gifts He has provided us with over the past 25 years. You continue to show up for our formerly homeless neighbors and bring hope to our friends still living on the streets every day. This holiday season, our neighbors have found a place to call home, surrounded by people who love them and care for them deeply. You continue to help our neighbors restore hope and dignity in their lives, but we still need your help!

Visit https://give.mlf.org/give/547258/ #!/donation/checkout to make your final donation for 2023 as we continue to care for our most vulnerable neighbors together. Through the generosity of Kemper Richardson, a Broker Associate at Moreland Properties, your tax-deductible gift will be matched up to $25,000!

Photos from The Bijan Robinson Foundation's post 12/28/2023
Photos from Mobile Loaves & Fishes's post 12/28/2023

This year has been nothing short of extraordinary, and it's all thanks to you! We have accomplished so much together over the past 25 years, but this year alone was an incredible year of growth at Mobile Loaves & Fishes. Check out some incredible moments from this past year which included:

- Lifting more than 100 men and women off the streets and into a permanent place to call home in Community First! Village;
- Beginning construction on our final home on Phase 2 of the Village, bringing our total number of built homes to more than 500;
- Breaking ground on both our Hog Eye Road and Burleson Road expansion properties, which will make room for 1400 additional homes; and
- Opening the Living Room! This new community gathering space has been bustling with activity since opening, giving our neighbors many new avenues to connect with fellow neighbors, staff, Missionals and volunteers.

You have helped us welcome more than 360 formerly homeless individuals home to Community First! Village, but we still have work to do! Our 25th anniversary matching donation from the Love's has been extended through the end of the year and all donations up to $80,000 will be matched dollar for dollar. Visit https://give.mlf.org/give/547258/ #!/donation/checkout to make your final donation for 2023!

Photos from Mobile Loaves & Fishes's post 12/25/2023

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
- Isaiah 9:6

Merry Christmas from Mobile Loaves & Fishes!

Photos from Mobile Loaves & Fishes's post 12/15/2023

See the details below to donate nonperishables for neighbors moving in!

Photos from Mobile Loaves & Fishes's post 12/15/2023

We are so grateful for everyone who came out to our annual Community First! Village of Lights & Holiday Market. Our artist neighbors work hard all year to create many unique, hand-crafted pieces in preparation for our Holiday Market. This year, 28 artists sold products and collectively earned almost $28,000 in dignified income! Your purchases support our formerly homeless neighbors and help them to rediscover their God-given talents.

12/08/2023

What a joy-filled weekend we had at our Community First! Village of Lights! If you missed the fun, there's still one more weekend left to come celebrate the holidays with us!

Photos from Mobile Loaves & Fishes's post 12/07/2023

It's not too late to RSVP to our second and final weekend of the Community First! Village of Lights & Holiday Market! We had so much fun celebrating the holiday season with you last weekend, and we are excited for another weekend of Christmas cheer. Here's a glimpse of what to expect! Be sure to RSVP to join us this Friday or Saturday, December 8th-9th, at mlf.org/village-of-lights!

12/04/2023
12/04/2023

Volunteer with us at Village of Lights this weekend by visiting the link below!
serve.mlf.org/jobs/village-of-lights-event-volunteer

Our annual Community First! Village of Lights & Holiday Market starts in less than 2 weeks, and we want you to be a part of the celebration! We have opportunities for you to serve with us during our light show, at our Holiday Market and throughout Community First! Village as we welcome the community to spend the holidays with us. Learn more and sign up to volunteer with us at serve.mlf.org/jobs/village-of-lights-event-volunteer!

11/30/2023

We are just one day away from the opening night of Village of Lights! Spread Christmas cheer with us at Community First! Village December 1st-2nd & 8th-9th. Join us for lights choreographed to Christmas music, shopping in our Holiday Market, and so much more! This Friday, Home Alone will be played at our large outdoor amphitheater and The Grinch (2018) will be showing on Saturday. Spend the holidays with us and RSVP at mlf.org/village-of-lights!

Community First! Village of Lights returns to Austin 11/30/2023

We are just one day away from the opening night of Village of Lights! Spread Christmas cheer with us at Community First! Village December 1st-2nd & 8th-9th. Make sure to check out our segment on KXAN News to see what to expect!

Community First! Village of Lights returns to Austin Austin’s largest permanent housing development for folks coming out of homelessness has brought back its annual Christmas celebration, the Community First! Village of Lights.

Our 2023 Central Texas Holiday Gift Guide 11/29/2023

Thank you Austin Monthly for including us in your Central Texas Holiday Gift Guide!

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11/29/2023

Thank you for partnering with us this Giving Tuesday! You are helping us welcome more of our homeless friends home for the holidays, and we couldn't do this work without you. You are the Goodness that is Mobile Loaves & Fishes!

11/29/2023

Our Genesis Gardens is a unique space that not only provides free, fresh produce for our neighbors but also allows them to earn a dignified income working in the gardens! This past year, $114,000 was earned in dignified income, while over $70,000 worth of produce and $13,000 of farm-fresh eggs was handed out to our neighbors living in the Village. We are so thankful for the neighbors, volunteers and staff who work hard to make sure fresh produce is available to our Village neighbors. Your gift today can help us continue the growth of our Genesis Gardens to ensure our neighbors are served fresh, organic foods each week. Visit https://give.mlf.org/campaign/giving-tuesday-2023/c532051 to donate today!

11/28/2023

We had the joy of officially opening our Living Room this past March! This new space has allowed our neighbors to gather for fun activities, engage with their community and receive various services and resources provided by our partners. You are the reason our neighbors are able to enjoy a TV room, game room, computers and two program rooms for gatherings like music classes and Bible studies. Partner with us this Giving Tuesday as we continue to create special places like the Living Room for our neighbors to enjoy community with one another. Donate now by visiting https://give.mlf.org/campaign/giving-tuesday-2023/c532051!

11/28/2023

This past year, we welcomed more than 90 new neighbors home to Community First! Village, totaling more than 355 formerly homeless men and women who now call the Village home! This would not have been possible without your support. As we continue to grow, you can help more of our neighbors find a place of permanence where they can spend the holidays in a warm home, surrounded by community! Visit https://give.mlf.org/campaign/giving-tuesday-2023/c532051 to donate today!

11/28/2023

This past year we had the honor of breaking ground on our expansion properties while also celebrating our 25th anniversary! We are so grateful for your continued support, and we hope that you will continue to partner alongside us as we welcome home 1400 more neighbors on our additional 127 acres in the coming years. Give now at https://give.mlf.org/campaign/giving-tuesday-2023/c532051 to help welcome our new neighbors home!

11/28/2023

At Community First! Village, our volunteers are at the heart of everything we do by creating a sense of community for our formerly homeless neighbors. So far in 2023, we’ve hosted more than 4,690 volunteers in the Village, culminating in more than 33,660 hours served! Thanks to our volunteers, staff and missional community, our neighbors living in the Village are able to find hope in their newly forged family. Help us continue to invite others into a lifestyle of service with the homeless by giving at https://give.mlf.org/campaign/giving-tuesday-2023/c532051 and make sure to check out our volunteering opportunities for the new year at https://serve.mlf.org/volunteer-calendar/!

11/28/2023

Giving Tuesday has officially started, and we want you to join us on this global day of giving! Over the past 25 years, your partnership has helped us welcome our formerly chronically homeless neighbors home to Community First! Village. Some of these men and women will be celebrating the holiday season in a warm home, surrounded by a loving community for the first time in many years! During this season of giving, you can help more of our homeless neighbors find a place of permanence and a caring community. Visit https://give.mlf.org/campaign/giving-tuesday-2023/c532051 to give today!

11/27/2023

Volunteer with us at Village of Lights by visiting the link below!
serve.mlf.org/jobs/village-of-lights-event-volunteer

Our annual Community First! Village of Lights & Holiday Market starts in less than 2 weeks, and we want you to be a part of the celebration! We have opportunities for you to serve with us during our light show, at our Holiday Market and throughout Community First! Village as we welcome the community to spend the holidays with us. Learn more and sign up to volunteer with us at serve.mlf.org/jobs/village-of-lights-event-volunteer!

11/26/2023

Give early at the link below!
https://give.mlf.org/campaign/giving-tuesday-2023/c532051

Giving Tuesday is November 28th! Join us on this global day of giving as we continue to welcome more formerly homeless men and women home to Community First! Village and care for our neighbors still surviving on the streets. Learn more about how to get involved this Giving Tuesday and give early at https://give.mlf.org/campaign/giving-tuesday-2023/c532051!

11/22/2023

Giving Tuesday is November 28th! Join us on this global day of giving as we continue to welcome more formerly homeless men and women home to Community First! Village and care for our neighbors still surviving on the streets. Learn more about how to get involved this Giving Tuesday and give early at https://give.mlf.org/campaign/giving-tuesday-2023/c532051!

11/19/2023

Our annual Community First! Village of Lights & Holiday Market starts in less than 2 weeks, and we want you to be a part of the celebration! We have opportunities for you to serve with us during our light show, at our Holiday Market and throughout Community First! Village as we welcome the community to spend the holidays with us. Learn more and sign up to volunteer with us at serve.mlf.org/jobs/village-of-lights-event-volunteer!

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Our Story

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Mobile Loaves & Fishes began when five parishioners of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Austin, Texas boldly answered God’s call to “love your neighbor as yourself.” Alan Graham and his friends began delivering meals out of the back of a minivan to men and women they found living on the streets. Graham readily admits that the group’s original approach for serving the homeless had some flaws, but with the help of a formerly homeless man they perfected the model that Mobile Loaves & Fishes successfully uses today.

Their first trip serving meals on the streets of Austin was in September of 1998. Within a few months Graham and his group purchased a pick­up truck with a catering bed. Since that first truck run, Mobile Loaves & Fishes volunteers have served more than 5 million meals with a side of hope to homeless men and women living on the streets. Delivering more than a sandwich, Mobile Loaves & Fishes volunteers hit the streets 7 nights a week, 365 days a year to provide food, clothing, hygiene products and other life-sustaining items to our homeless neighbors who are struggling to survive.

With the support of more than 19,000 volunteers, Mobile Loaves & Fishes is the largest prepared feeding program to the homeless in Austin, Texas and has spawned similar food truck programs in other cities across the country.

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