Loaves & Fishes Blog

“There But For the Grace of God Go I” – 4 Tips for Raising Children Who Care

by Stefanie Groot “There but for the grace of God go I.” To many it’s merely an archaic truism.  Yet the saying resonates with children’s author Lois Brandt, because her father uttered the phrase when he encountered homeless people on the street and when he volunteere... read more

Behind Every Bag There Is A Story

It all happens so quickly. Your child is sick and you need to take a couple of days from work to be with her. It takes longer than expected and suddenly you’re out of sick days, finding yourself having to do without a paycheck or two. Medical bills and living expenses start to ... read more

Brianna, Joe and Nancy: Stories from a Loaves & Fishes Pantry

Fall always makes me think of hay bales, corn stacks and pumpkins.  Then my thoughts move on to Thanksgiving dinner, cornbread dressing and sweet potato pie.  I have been blessed that I never missed a meal due to lack of food. Money may have been tight when I was young, but I l... read more

It’s Hard to Focus When You’re Hungry

Katlyn Denise is 4-years-old. Recently, she came with her mom, Etta-Marie, to the Loaves & Fishes food pantry at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church to shop for food for their family.   Etta-Marie and her children became homeless after she lost her job. She current... read more

Hidden Hunger: Elizabeth’s Story

A growing number of college students can't make ends meet. One local student often has to go without food while studying for exams and holding down a job. For her, Loaves & Fishes is a life saver. [video width="1280" height="720" mp4="https://loavesandfishes.org/bw/wp-conten... read more

The Genesis of A Much Bigger Movement

President George H. W. Bush delivered the call to service in his inauguration speech in 1989 and reinforced the idea often during his presidency.  “We can find meaning and reward by serving some higher purpose than ourselves, a shining purpose, the illumination of a Thousand P... read more