HILL COUNTRY REGION didn’t just present a check to its designated charity, Mobile Loaves & Fishes, it visited the organization’s signature facility in Austin, Community First! Village, where it had the monthly Lunch Bunch at its Grill, then took a tour of its unique approach to providing housing and hope for its almost 200 residents.   Following lunch, where most members opted for the “best hamburgers in town,” MLF development director Donna Emery gave the group a brief review of its unique approach to not just sending food trucks into the city to feed the homeless, but also providing housing and support as well.  HCR President Tuffy von  Briesen presented a $3,000 check to Ms. Emery, who then took the group of 26 HCR members on a tour of the facility, which included tiny houses and RVs as well as a total community, with an auto repair shop, a community garden, outdoor movie theater, market, medical facility, and more.  It was an enjoyable and moving experience for the group, and the residents enjoyed seeing the Porsches on display.

Write up courtesy of Jon Hornaday, Photographs courtesy of Alex Suarez