Hometown Highlight: Mission Marble Falls
Mission Marble Falls is a local non-profit committed to lending a hand to those who need it most and serving its community to fight hunger. Mission Marble Falls was established in 2014 by three friends who had a dream to help others in their community by serving any person in need of a hot, home-cooked meal.
“We strive to meet the needs of our neighbors, fight hunger as well as provide encouragement and spiritual guidance to every person who walks through our doors,” said Kara Buster, Secretary at Mission Marble Falls.
Mission Marble Falls is currently serving their community three days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and is working toward operating five to seven days a week. Anyone is welcome to join them to eat a meal at their current location at the Boys & Girls Club of the Highland Lakes; 1701 Broadway, Marble Falls, Texas.
“Being able to serve a hot meal at no cost to those in our community allows our patrons to not stress over where their next meal may come from,” Buster said. “It allows some to save money that could be used for other important things they may need. Over the last seven years, we have served lunches out of churches and currently at the Boys & Girls Club. This year we are purchasing our own building, which is huge for us!”
With big plans to purchase a new building, their goal is to raise $400,000.00 to help pay off their new building which will require remodeling before they are able to open their doors to begin serving at the new location. They will also use funds to purchase kitchen equipment needed to support their growing numbers.
To support Mission Marble Falls, they are always in need of volunteers and accept donations through their website or via mail. Those interested in volunteering can sign up to do so through their website.
Mission Marble Falls’ mission is to bring community members together to relieve hunger and provide more than just hot meals.
“We are not in a competitive consumer market, but we lend a helping hand and reach out to those in need whether that be a hot meal or a listening ear,” Buster said.