Mobile Loaves & Fishes
First Nonprofit Foundation awarded $50,000 to Mobile Loaves & Fishes, an Austin, Texas-based nonprofit that provides food and other critical support to the homeless, to add neurofeedback therapy to its programs. Neurofeedback therapy is a life-changing tool that can provide mental healing when included with other support systems and made available to clients where they live and congregate.
The mission of Mobile Loaves & Fishes is to provide food and clothing and promote dignity to our homeless brothers and sisters through three core programs: the Community First! Housing program, the ROADS Micro-Enterprise Program, and our innovative Truck Communities.
Mobile Loaves & Fishes, Inc. began in 1998 when five parishioners of Saint John Neumann Catholic Church in Austin, TX began delivering meals out of the backs of their minivans to men and women they found living on the streets.
The sixth founder, formerly homeless himself, became the founder’s guide to the streets, and they began distributing 75 sack lunches a day to test their resolve in fulfilling God’s call. The first trip was in September of 1998, and by December of that year there was enough money to purchase a 1997 Ford F-250 pick-up truck with a catering bed. Today, in addition to their truck ministries, they have expanded their work to include the Community First! Village and the ROADS Micro-Enterprise Program.
"First Nonprofit Foundation President Joe Geiger asked important questions about our mission, and he was so helpful in answering our questions during the application process."