At Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen we fight hunger in the California Bay Area by providing food security to those who need it most. 

Here in the Bay Area, we are fortunate to have access to nutritious food year-round. But as you undoubtedly know, the economic success of this region is making it more and more difficult for low-income families to keep up with basic expenses – including buying and preparing healthy meals that many of us take for granted. 

Since 1980, Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen has been serving free, nutritious hot meals to low-income families and individuals. In the past year, Loaves & Fishes embraced a “delivery/catering” model by centralizing our meal preparation from four kitchens into one commissary kitchen, and acquiring new warehouse and office space that allowed us to consolidate our administrative, food storage, and operation activities (except for cooking) into a single facility.  In the past year, our year-to-date number of meals served has doubled to 350,000 meals per year, while our cost per meal has been reduced 37%. 

We have many opportunities for continued growth including requests from three more churches, a woman’s shelter, a low-income children’s education nonprofit and a homeless shelter. We so very much appreciate our community’s support in helping to feed our hungriest neighbors.

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Painting the picture

Hunger is a universal problem. It exists in every community of every country.
49,000,000

American Households
According to the USDA, 49 million individuals, including 12 million children, struggle to have enough food to eat.
150,000,000

Meals Missing
Santa Clara County's Hunger Index reports that 150 million meals are still needed for a healthy community.
1/7 CHILDREN

Face Hunger
Food insecurity becomes more dire in the summer months as schools close, as do their food assistance programs.

In the Bay Area, Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen is the largest food rescuer from Costco.

Get involved!

Donate
Help us provide nutritious meals for our struggling neighbors.

Volunteer
Lend a hand to make a real impact in fighting hunger in our community.

Let's talk
Do you have special skills or a great idea for us? Drop us a line.
 

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