Bread For All (BFA) Food Pantry has moved to Faith Presbyterian Church, 1314 E. Oltorf, directly across from Travis High School. BFA had its final distribution at Prince of Peace Lutheran on July 30. The Prince of Peace property is for sale and Austin City Lutherans’ (ACL) leadership is grateful for the almost five years that Prince of Peace served as the distribution point for Bread For All. ACL leadership is also grateful for Faith Presbyterian’s commitment to welcome this important ministry onto their campus.
As of August 6, BFA food distribution is carried out at Faith Presbyterian on the same schedule as before: every Monday (excluding holidays) at 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. BFA exists to serve neighbors and their children in SE Austin who need a helping hand: whether working poor, disabled, or homeless. BFA is a partner agency of the Central Texas Food Bank.
Austin City Lutherans, which directs the operation of BFA, consists of fourteen area ELCA churches. Additional volunteer and donor power for BFA comes from Christ Lutheran Church (LCMS), Wildflower Unitarian Universalist Church, and area neighbors who support the food pantry’s goal of providing food to people who, because of low wages or a lack of wages, are in need of assistance.
A special thanks to our fifteen volunteers (most pictured above and below) who helped with the move on Wednesday, August 1. Three fridge/freezers, numerous boxes of canned food, files and computers, tables, carts, and a few miscellaneous but necessary tidbits made the trip three blocks west over I-35 on East Oltorf Street in one caravan of seven cars and pickup trucks.
We, again, are grateful to our new partners at Faith Presbyterian for providing the all-important place to continue this ministry. Set-up starts each Monday afternoon at 1:15 p.m. and volunteers are always needed. Contact Pastor Tim Anderson for more information – volunteers can help out at different times during the week and anytime Mondays from 1:15 p.m. through BFA’s close at 7:30 p.m.