Founded in 1983, Austin Street Center is an emergency homeless shelter in Dallas that serves men (ages 45 +) and women (ages 18+). Each person in need finds a safe place to sleep, showers, clothing, and meals. Austin Street also provides many programs and services to help people transition out of homelessness.

FUMC Coppell has been faithfully providing breakfast on Saturdays since 1992. Volunteers meet at the church at 4:15 a.m. and carpool to Austin Street.

Join a team and prepare food once a month (24 sandwiches, 24 hard boiled eggs, and 24 pieces of fruit). Three times a year, travel to the shelter to serve the guests for breakfast. If you can’t sign up for a monthly rotation, we can use substitutes for both food prep and serving.

Austin Street Center needs: bars of soap and adult-sized flip flops. Leave donations in the Austin Street bin in Wesley Hall.

Church Contact: Vin and Betsy Merrill at austinstreet@fumccoppell.org  Website: austinstreet.org