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. We are now serving over 400,000 meals per year. 

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.

#GivingTuesday celebrates geneoristy by providing people everywhere with an opportunity to give more, give smarter, and give great.

How can I participate?

  • Donate or organize a fundraiser for Loaves and Fishes and leverage #GivingTuesday. Sign up at http://bit.ly/LoavesFishesGivingTuesday Fundraiser pages launch on November 22nd (but you can totally sign up as a fundraiser before then and tell your friends and family).
  • Volunteer at Loaves & Fishes with your friends, staff, and neighbors. View our open opportunities at http://loavesfishessj.eventbrite.com/
  • Follow us @LoavesFishesSJ on Twitter and Facebook and share our posts.

#GivingTuesday is so much more than one day in November. Pledge to do more the following year. For instance, you can give a certain amount every month to Loaves & Fishes, pledge to volunteer every month, or launch a payroll giving program to continue to give back.

Thank you for your support.

In Other News

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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