Food Is Love

Food Is Love

Outside the Bowl knows the value of a home cooked meal. The price tag is so much greater than the nickels and dimes it costs to cook and distribute the food. As we head into Mother’s Day weekend, we can’t think of a better way to celebrate mom then by allowing children to experience love through food.

La Casa del Alfarero: Beyond the Bowl

La Casa del Alfarero: Beyond the Bowl

Outside the Bowl continues to be inspired at the way ministry partners use food as a tool to reach vulnerable people within their communities. Just across the border from Yuma, Arizona is the city of San Luis Rio Colorado. This border town has a large transient population but to La Casa del Alfarero each individual has a story. They are reaching out to those in need and in doing so are sharing the heart of Jesus. Read on to hear how meals from Outside the Bowl are helping La Casa del Alfarero share the gospel.  

Holy Week and the Least of These

Holy Week and the Least of These

The least of these. The orphaned, the widowed, the strangers. Or the young, the old, the vulnerable. For each of us, the title of the least of these probably brings to mind different groups of people. Those being impacted by drought in Somalia, the Haitian farmer who lost his crops to the wind and rain of Hurricane Matthew, the refugee fleeing all that was familiar in hopes of safety and a better tomorrow.  

I had never seen it before.

Ejercito de Salvación: Nourishing the Body and Soul

After moving to Tijuana, Camila and her mother found support and motivation at Ejercito de Salvación to continue on. Camila, a five year old, once suffered from severe malnutrition but is now completely restored thanks to Outside the Bowl’s nutritious meals. And her mother’s broken spirit is now lifted because of the love and support found at Ejercito de Salvación. Their situation has changed so much, that she is even pursuing a college education to be able to provide a better tomorrow for her daughter Camila. 

International Staff: Meet Brian

Outside the Bowl kitchens employ people who are passionate about taking an active role in caring for communities and sharing God's love. This blog series introduce you to those individuals bringing you their stories. We truly are a global team and look forward to helping you get to know these amazing team members who make our work possible.
Introducing: Brian, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Fundación Fuerzas Especiales de Jesucristo

Fundación Fuerzas Especiales de Jesucristo (FEJ) is a very powerful all-male ministry group focused on reaching out with the message of Christ to the most vulnerable population; homeless, migrants, and people living in marginalized areas. They are a community group constituted from different churches, and their story moves from a God-given vision to action; from streets, to prison cells to the darkest places of the city.  

GRAND OPENING in Jalisco!

GRAND OPENING in Jalisco!

The past Wednesday our seventh kitchen in Jalisco, Mexico had it's Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremony! Our OTB Mexico staff was joined by our San Diego staff and board members, Mexico ministry partners, church leaders, and community leaders.  It was a wonderful celebration filled with hope and anticipation for the work God will do in the coming months and years in and through our kitchens.

International Staff: Meet Ron

Outside the Bowl's kitchens employ in-country nationals who are passionate about taking an active role in caring for their communities and sharing God's love.  This blog series will introduce them to you and bring you their stories.  We are truly a global team and we look forward to helping you get to know these amazing team members who make our work possible.
Introducing: Ron from Port au Prince, Haiti

Guest Post: Our Family Visit to Outside the Bowl

Guest Post: Our Family Visit to Outside the Bowl

Last Saturday our family of four headed south of the border for Outside the Bowl’s first-ever family day trip.  Our adventure started bright and early when we met up with 14 other families, loaded up on a comfortable coach bus, and began the 100 mile journey.  Although we didn’t all know each other, we all had two things in common:  we love Outside the Bowl and wanted to spend a day learning more about this ministry and sharing the experience with our kids.  

International Staff: Meet Maggui

Outside the Bowl's kitchens employ in-country nationals who are passionate about taking an active role in caring for their communities and sharing God's love.  This blog series will introduce them to you and bring you their stories.  We are truly a global team and we look forward to helping you get to know these amazing team members who make our work possible.
Introducing: Maggui from Mexicali, Mexico.

International Staff: Meet Pey

Outside the Bowl's kitchens employ in-country nationals who are passionate about taking an active role in caring for their communities and sharing God's love.  This blog series will introduce them to you and bring you their stories.  We are truly a global team and we look forward to helping you get to know these amazing team members who make our work possible.
Introducing: Pey from Port au Prince, Haiti.

International Staff: Meet Vilma

Outside the Bowl's kitchens employ in-country nationals who are passionate about taking an active role in caring for their communities and sharing God's love.  This blog series will introduce them to you and bring you their stories.  We are truly a global team and we look forward to helping you get to know these amazing team members who make our work possible.
Introducing: Vilma from Tijuana, MX.

Restoration at Casa de Mi Padre - Tijuana

Two years ago, Pastor Abner stepped out in faith.  He left his job at a manufacturing facility, moved his wife and children to Tijuana, and became the Pastor of Casa de Mi Padre (My Father’s House).  In this community, Matamoros, there were many broken families and many struggles.  Pastor Abner’s desire was to help restore families and ultimately raise up the community, through Christ. 

Opening Hearts in Granja Familiares

Comedor Francisco Villa is a ministry that truly shares OTB’s heart and vision. Beyond feeding the hungry, this place cares for people in ways that truly go "outside the bowl".  Yolanda is the volunteer caretaker at Comedor Francisco Villa and a key leader in her community, Colonia Granjas Familiares.  This neighborhood is still considered a rural area, marginalized in the tough streets of Tijuana.