The CoMo Mobile Aid Collective is based in Columbia, Missouri and practices direct, mutual aid and radical hospitality. Depending on the season, we deliver food & supplies 2-3 days/week to our unsheltered neighbors living in wooded areas around the city, flying signs at intersections, and utilizing the main day center in town. Approximately 65-80 folks are served at each run. (Numbers change due to season and other factors). The CoMo Mobile Aid Collective is dedicated to providing marginalized citizens of Columbia, Missouri, with resources, care, and dignity.
Founded four years ago by Dirk Burhans, the Mobile Soup Kitchen has recently grown in scale to include a mobile soup kitchen, a supply team, a mobile medical unit, and a support team for unsheltered friends using Wabash Bus Station and other downtown areas for overnight shelter. With plans to achieve non-profit status and more ideas to assist in aiding the unsheltered community with resources not provided by local leaders, our team has decided it is time to change its name. Identifying as the CoMo Mobile Aid Collective allows us to include our new, broadened mission, to reinforce the importance of mobility and accessibility, and to define the area we serve. We honor our John Brown roots, but have expanded our reach beyond the original 2018 initiative. We will continue to serve our city throughout the year as an independent entity alongside them and other similarly dedicated groups.
We are grateful for the continued support of our friends in Columbia, Missouri, and beyond. The CoMo Mobile Soup Kitchen serves lunch and provides supplies to camps and the downtown area on Mondays and Wednesdays. The CoMo Mobile Med Team offers a first aid clinic on Wednesday evenings at Loaves & Fishes and attends to unsheltered friends as needed throughout the week. The CoMo Mobile Wabash Team provides food and supplies during cold and other extreme weather events. We look forward to future growth while working with our community leaders and volunteers to ensure that the marginalized citizens of Columbia are afforded resources, care, and dignity.