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Loaves & Fishes COVID-19 Report

"This is a marathon, not a sprint" The impact of COVID-19 on our community's health and economy has been swift and severe. In early March, we never could have imagined that by month's end we would be feeding three times the number of people, in a brand new way, with limited ac... read more

Thank You to Our Temp Workers – Hunger Heroes Indeed!! Week 15 Update from Executive Director, Tina Postel

Dear Loaves & Fishes Friends, Since we seem to have found our flow with the mobile pantries and food shares, this week’s update will be short and sweet!  We have transitioned well to our “new COVID 19 normal” (if you can even use the word normal when discussing a pand... read more

“I literally cried after opening all the food” Week 14 Update from Executive Director Tina Postel

Hello Friends, I hope your summer is off to a safe and happy start.  I kindly ask each of you to stay safe and vigilant.  As many of us grow weary of the isolation this pandemic brings it is easy to get lax in our safety precautions that include handwashing, social distancin... read more

Summer Pop Up Food Shares, Spanish Help and Other Weekly Updates from Executive Director Tina Postel

Hello Loaves & Fishes Friends, Weekly numbers:  Our service numbers have remained relatively stable over the last three weeks.  We provided a week’s worth of groceries to 2,499 individuals (1,021 children, 102 seniors).  These numbers are still more than double th... read more

We Must Do More – Week 12 Update from Loaves & Fishes Executive Director Tina Postel

Dear Loaves & Fishes friends, Our hearts are heavy, filled with anger and sadness at the death of George Floyd and the civil unrest happening nationwide and right here in our own community. We cannot ignore the racial inequities so obviously visible in our food insecuri... read more

Mobile Operations to Continue Into the Summer – Week 11 Update from Loaves & Fishes Executive Director Tina Postel

Hello Loaves & Fishes friends, I hope you are all safe and well! Weekly numbers:  Our numbers this past week remained high despite multiple days filled with rain, thunderstorms and even a tornado warning!  Thankfully, our Friday afternoon mobile ended minutes before t... read more

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