Loaves and Fishes
We meet guests in our church parking lot on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. The Loaves & Fishes Ministry continues to be able to assist with ONE of the following every six months:
- A check to help pay a bill (rent, gas, phone, etc.)
- A pledge made through Austin Energy's Plus 1 Program to help pay a utility bill
- 31-day bus passes
- $10 HEB gift cards
Please call the Loaves & Fishes direct line at 512-637-2826 for more information.
If interested in joining the Loaves & Fishes ministry, contact Mimi Parris [email protected]
ALTERNATE GIFT IDEAS!! Wondering what to give family members or friends for holidays or birthdays? Why not donate to the Carolyn T. Smith Loaves and Fishes Ministry in their honor?
This venerable All Saints’ ministry adapted during the pandemic to continue to help our struggling neighbors with rent, utility bills, HEB cards, and bus passes. During 2021, your generosity helped over 2,000 households with a total of $66,047 in assistance. That averages out to over 150 households a month in 2021! (This does not include the more than $50,000 that Loaves and Fishes has channeled to folks through our Plus 1 grant from the City of Austin utilities.) With a dozen dedicated volunteers responding to requests for help, Loaves and Fishes also offers our brothers and sisters in Christ referrals, encouragement, and prayers in desperate times. Thanks to your amazing generosity, we have not had to turn anyone in need away so far. But as the pandemic grinds on, the increasing need threatens to outpace our gift income.
You can donate online by going to allsaints-austin.org and clicking on the GIVE button on the upper right corner. Or you can mail a check to All Saints’ with “Loaves & Fishes” on the memo line. If you include the names and addresses of those whom you are honoring, a volunteer will send them a note that a donation has been made in their honor.
Thank you for your unstinting support of Loaves and Fishes; it really does make a difference!