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      Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Mobile Loaves & Fishes (MLF).   Our ministry has been operating at St. Francis of Assisi since January 2007.
      We have many flexible opportunities as most people volunteer once per month, but you are welcome to sign up for more days if you are interested.   We have
      preparation and delivery teams that make meals and then deliver them to 21 locations around the city.   We serve the homeless, working poor and refugee
      communities in San Antonio.   The dedication, hard work, and tireless efforts of the St. Francis of Assisi and other area MLF volunteers have enabled the
      ministry to serve a total of 736,507 meals from 2007 through December 2020.

      In order to continue expanding our Christian mission to help the body of Christ, we are looking for new volunteers.   Here are some of the MLF teams and
      a brief summary of their functions:

  Bread transport team     pick-up donated bread from Flowers Foods  
  Clothing team     meet monthly to sort and arrange donated clothing and toiletries  
  Commissary team     inventory, order, and check accuracy of food supply shipments  
  Condiment team     prepare packets of food condiments for inclusion in bagged meal deliveries  
  Egg boiling team     donate 3 dozen raw eggs and boil eggs at MLF kitchen as scheduled  
  Meal delivery team     transport (lunch or supper) meals to various MLF locations  
  Meal preparation team     prepare (lunch or supper) meals for delivery  
  San Antonio Food Bank  
  transport team  
  pick-up MLF orders from San Antonio Food Bank.   Additional details can be found at the:
  " Volunteers Needed for Food Bank Supplies Transport" entry on the What's New? page.  
  Truck team     assist with fueling, washing, and mechanical maintenance of MLF truck  

      All preparation and delivery functions last about 1.5 - 2 hours in length.   The general start times are as follows for every day of the week:

  Lunch     9:30 a.m.     11:00 a.m.  
  Supper     3:30 p.m.     5:00 p.m.  
  NOTE: Some teams vary from these times but most are in this range.
  To determine the exact time for your specific prep or delivery team,
  please contact your Team Leader.   For additional information on
  Team Leaders, email .

      These are the immediate team openings:  [ updated January 25, 2020 ]

  2nd Monday - supper preparation & delivery
  4th Monday - lunch preparation & delivery
  1st Tuesday - lunch preparation
  2nd Tuesday - lunch preparation
  3rd Tuesday - lunch preparation & delivery
  ALL Wednesdays - ID Recovery (8:30 am - 10:30 am)  
  1st Friday - supper preparation & delivery  
  2nd Friday - supper preparation & delivery  
  4th Friday - lunch preparation & delivery  
  4th Friday - supper preparation & delivery  
  3rd Saturday - supper preparation & delivery  
  ALL Sundays - lunch preparation  
  1st Sunday - lunch delivery  
    EGG BOILING TEAM   -   Flexible scheduling available    

For a printer-friendly copy of this openings list, click Team Openings.    

For detailed meal preparation instructions, click this procedures link.    

        MLF meal teams are staffed by volunteers from these San Antonio area businesses, churches, civic groups, and schools:

  Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit  
  Holy Trinity Catholic Church  
  Newcomers of San Antonio  
  NuStar Energy, L. P.  
  St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church  
  San Pedro Presbyterian Church  
  Young Men's Service League  

      If you are interested in joining our rewarding ministry, click the volunteer form  .   Should you decide to join us, it will be a decision
      that you will never regret!

      For additional information on volunteer needs, please contact Julie Mellin via email   [ ] .

      Remember the words of our patron St. Francis of Assisi's peace prayer   "for it is in giving that we receive."      

        Page created: 2013     Last Modified:   Friday, July 23, 2021
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        This   link will enable you to make a donation by credit card  
        OR bank account withdrawal through the new St. Francis of Assisi secure online
        donation system.   To make a donation to the MLF program, you must select the
        MOBILE LOAVES AND FISHES MINISTRY   entry at the " My Donation " option.