Loaves & Fishes Blog

I AM A DENTED CAN… Confessions of a Flawed Giver

I have participated in numerous food drives in my lifetime prior to working at Loaves & Fishes.  My standard operating procedure whenever my kids’ school, local boy scout troop, letter carrier or church was in need of food was to scour through my pantry to donate the cans ... read more

My First 60 Days Onboard at Loaves & Fishes

By Tina Postel I have spent the last 60 days learning my new role as Executive Director at Loaves & Fishes. I have met with literally hundreds of dedicated community citizens including staff members, board members, pantry coordinators, volunteers and other community leader... read more

“No food…for your kids? That is the scariest.” – Leonisa’s Story

Leonisa Adams is amazing. As a Loaves & Fishes pantry volunteer, she helps clients choose groceries for their families. Walking through the pantry together, they often share stories of their struggles. She tells me that fear of judgement is an issue when asking for hel... read more

Putting Together My Wish List – A Word From Beverly Howard

After 28 years as Executive Director of Loaves & Fishes, I am retiring at the end of this week. When I informed the Board of Directors last summer, the year looked endless. Now it is down to days. I wanted to leave you with my hopes and dreams for Loaves & Fishes in the ... read more

A Volunteer For Life

Every Wednesday morning, Sue Gooley arises at 6:30 a.m., hops in the shower, has breakfast, and arrives at the Holy Comforter pantry by 8:50. She sweeps the floor of the entire work area, then hustles around doing whatever needs to be done. Gooley is 94 years old. She look... read more

Where Does Your Treasure Lie? For One Little Girl It’s In a Hotel Cabinet.

By Guest Blogger Marilyn Marks. Last week I accompanied the mother of a family of five to a Loaves & Fishes pantry. The mother was quiet and thankful that the food was there. Her family lives in a hotel room with a microwave and stove top but no oven. Still she smiled whe... read more