As we reap the benefits of our booming metropolis, the call to give back is greater than ever. Join the YMBL Speaker Series as 2015 Austinite of the Year and philanthropic rockstar Alan Graham, Founder + CEO of the social outreach nonprofit Mobile Loaves & Fishes, shares his journey in becoming a tour de force of goodness for Austin's homeless community. Enjoy a gourmet lunch at the Headliners Club as you network and gain valuable insights in how to up your philanthropic game in 2017. Click here for a quick vid of MLF's vision, and here to learn about Alan's upcoming book, Welcome Homeless. Graciously sponsored by Waterloo Insurance."
ALAN GRAHAM is the founder and CEO of Mobile Loaves & Fishes, a social outreach nonprofit in Austin, Texas that provides food and clothing while promoting dignity to homeless men and women in need.
In the mid-1990s, Alan co-founded the Lynxs Group, which built the air cargo facility at Austin’s new airport, and went on to build similar facilities at airports around the country. He left the Lynxs Group in 1997 and managed Austin’s cargo port as the new airport was opening. Around the same time, the seed for the idea of Mobile Loaves & Fishes had been placed on Alan’s heart. He and four friends boldly answered God’s call to “love your neighbor” by delivering meals from the back of a green minivan.
Today, with the support of more than 19,000 volunteers, Mobile Loaves & Fishes is the largest prepared feeding program to the homeless and working poor in Austin.
In addition to growing its truck ministry, Mobile Loaves & Fishes has expanded its programs and services to include the development of Community First! Village, a 27-acre master planned community that provides affordable, permanent housing and a supportive community for the disabled, chronically homeless in Central Texas. Learn more at www.mlf.org