We are a non-profit enterprise and we exist to combat physical and spiritual hunger locally and throughout the world by using quality, fresh ingredients in the food we serve, helping others learn about food preparation and job preparedness, participating in community missions, and showing the love of Jesus through acts of service.
to be announced soon!
Hello friends of the Mustard Seed. Just wait until you hear about what's been happening in the last 18 months. We've
Formed an Advisory Board,
Formed a Steering Committee,
Explored 18 different locations in the downtown, central El Paso & Westside areas,
Received interest sheets from great people like yourself expressing your excitement for and interest in the cafe,
Become active members in the Downtown Church Connection – a group which links 40 downtown-area churches and faith-based agencies,
Visited community cafes in Waco, Texas, Denver, Colorado, and Salt Lake City, Utah,
Began the process of developing an online presence through our website and facebook page,
Volunteered at a neighborhood health fair,
Met hundreds of great El Pasoans and developed collaborative relationships,
Read lots of great books on community development and transformation,
Attended the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) National Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota with nine other people from El Paso,
Spoken at luncheons, meetings, in churches and in offices around El Paso sharing the Mustard Seed vision
Attended Forge Intensive Workshop
Attended Logic Model Development Workshop
Attended Fundraising and Philanthropy Workshop sponsored by Association of Fundraising Professionals and the El Paso Community Foundation
Joined a group of volunteers in gleaning the La Union Maze garden for fresh produce which was donated to the Kelly Memorial Food Panty,
Began Mustard Seed Thursdays collaborative programming with Ciudad Nueva Community Outreach. We cook and serve something delicious and nutritious every Thursday for the kids involved in Ciudad Nueva's after-school programming. Check out their website at ciudadnueva.org
Joined the Ciudad Nueva families in their once-a-month Community Dinners. On those afternoons, we help with a cooking class for middle-school kids and then help serve the yummy meal!
Partnered with RIPE Eatery in their EAT YOUR HEART OUT! fundraising promotional for the Mustard Seed in NOVEMBER.
A flexible menu, based on sustainable, seasonal eating, and flexible pricing that makes it affordable for all people. A pay-what-you-can system, which includes the option of volunteering in exchange for a meal, creates a supportive, intentional eating community where all may share.
Please see our prospectus HERE or download below for more information.