Free Lunch ATX helps feed an unhoused community in Austin, Texas through a monthly magazine. After the pandemic halted Jazz Mills’ work as an event producer, she teamed up with musician Carrie Fussell Bickley to provide balanced meals for folks living in Camp Esperanza, a makeshift homeless camp in Southeast Austin. Then Mills and some other talented friends created a quarterly magazine that now funds distribution of the daily meals. Many individual community members help with weekly meal contributions to the ATX Free Fridge, prepare meals, subscribe to the monthly zine, or help at regular distributions. Free Lunch is also working on building out diet plans for diabetic community members, a recipe book for folks transitioning into stable housing, and providing refreshments and snacks for other community gatherings.

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