You may have seen her sitting on the corner, and thought you knew all about her, but let me introduce this woman to you. She is a mother, a grandmother, and a Veteran. She is diabetic, blind and an amputee. She is upbeat, self-sufficient and an inspiration. She is Bonnie, my friend and a resident in the Mobile Loaves & Fishes Community First! Village.
After the breakup of her marriage, Bonnie found herself alone, terrified and hopeless hiding herself deep in the woods of east Austin. Suffering with serious health problems, every day she struggled to find food and a safe place to sleep.
Relieving immediate hunger is fundamental to taking the next step toward emotional, physical and spiritual healing; earning an income; making a home; and developing healthy relationships.
Just like Bonnie, many others are suffering on the streets right now. They are hungry, lonely and have no place to call home. But it doesn’t have to be this way. You can be a blessing in their life, and together we can provide many more life-changing meals.