LOAVES AND FISHES MINISTRIES was founded in 1983 when a local congregation began distributing food to those in need from the back porch of their church. As needs increased the distribution point transferred to a larger building two years later. The ministry expanded and started distributing donated clothing to families in need, provided temporary shelter, and served hot meals to the homeless.
In 1997, Loaves & Fishes Ministries rented warehouse space for the distribution center and leased hotel rooms for the homeless. In 2000 we moved into our current purposed-built building where our offices, food bank, clothing warehouse, and homeless shelter are located.
This year Loaves and Fishes Ministries celebrates 30 years of helping and advocating for those living in poverty.
Loaves and Fishes Ministries is recognized as a reputable nonprofit organization demonstrating a long standing reputation of operations with integrity and compassion in our community.
We are dedicated to providing goods and services such as food, clothing, temporary shelter, transitional housing, day labor employment assistance, referrals, financial assistance and other emergency services. By promoting community involvement and collaboration of resources we are a community based solution to a national problem.
Our ministry would not be possible without the volunteers who give so generously of their time and energy. Eighty percent of our daily operations is ran by our volunteers. We would be unable to accomplish all that we do if it wasn’t for the dedication of our volunteers.