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Mobile Loaves & Fishes and Community First! Village

Page updated 2/1/2024


Community First! Village

Temple Beth Shalom is a longtime supporter of the Community First! Village, which provides affordable housing to disabled and chronically homeless individuals in a supportive East Austin community.

Volunteer for Community First! Village Bingo Night
Each year in December
Volunteers of all ages needed for the dinner and bingo night at Community First! Village. Opportunities range from baking treats ahead of time to preparing and serving dinner to residents and helping with bingo. 

Mobile Loaves & Fishes

Join fellow members on the third Sunday of every month to prepare and/or deliver a hot meal, clothing, toiletries and a friendly smile to our Austin neighbors who are unhoused or in need, with Mobile Loaves & Fishes.  You can come for food prep (3:00-4:00 p.m.) and/or delivery (4:00-6:00 p.m.). For more information about how to get involved, contact us.

Temple Beth Shalom volunteers prepping food for Mobile Loaves & Fishes


Activities in 2022-2023

Our annual Community First! Village Dinner and Bingo Night was a very big success this year. Over 35 Temple Beth Shalom volunteers partnered with more than 20 volunteers from Westlake United Methodist Church to make and serve a complete meal of Sloppy Joes on buns, coleslaw, beans, and fruit to more than 75 CFV neighbors this past December.

Westlake United Methodist Church volunteers helped cook the food that was served and facilitated the game playing as well as purchasing prizes for the Bingo game winners.

Our Knitzvah Coordinator brought more than 200 handmade knitted items (scarves, hats and gloves) made by Knitzvah volunteers throughout the year and organized the distribution of them all.

Our date for the 2023 event will be Tuesday evening, December 19. Mark calendars now and join in the fun and excitement of this important service event! Helping hands and open hearts are always needed in so many areas, including food prep, serving, clean up, greeting and interacting with all of those who live at Community First! Village. It’s always a wonderful time for everyone.


Members, log in to see more photos from the Community First! Village Dinner and Bingo night.

Temple Beth Shalom volunteer are shown constructing a micro-home that the temple funded, which was completed in one day, on April 6, 2016. 

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