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.