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( Revised 01/27/2020)
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VOLUNTEER NOW !
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 27 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 685,038 meals from 2007 through December 2019.
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:
| TEAM:  ||  FUNCTION  |
| 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 |
| 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:
| MEAL:  ||  PREPARATION:  || DELIVERY: |
| 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 email@example.com .
These are the immediate team openings: [ updated January 25, 2020 ]
| MEAL PREPARATION & DELIVERY |
| 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:
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 [ firstname.lastname@example.org ] .
Remember the words of our patron St. Francis of Assisi's peace prayer   "for it is in giving that we receive."
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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.