Thank you team Intrinsic Awarded 'Best Creative' for SVBJ Createthon

A special thank you to team Intrinsic for being awarded 'Best Creative' in the Silicon Valley Business Journal 2016 Createthon. Andrea De Luca, Andrew Lucido, and Hieu Tran worked together on a collaboration to create an advertising campaign for Loaves & Fishes as a part of the Createthon competition. 

Working with Loaves & Fishes Executive Director, Jennifer Chen, and Sr. Marketing & Development Manager, Maddy Martin, team Intrinsic worked to produce an ad campaign for the 'Team Building Cooking Experience'. Not only did the team build a phenomenal creative ad campaign, they also made a detailed analysis of Loaves & Fishes, needs, position in the market, and opportunity to optimize the campaign.

Check out their amazing ad!

Loaves & Fishes is proud to have partnered with the students from SJSU, and truly grateful for the support.

Interested in your group joining us for the 'Team Building Cooking Experience'? You can find out more at

Help feed our hungry neighbors this holiday season

Hunger is hard for any family. Fortunately, in the Bay Area, there are many places to turn for help. But what happens when help is too hard to reach? We do not want children, families, seniors, and homeless individuals to go hungry just because they can’t get to sources of food. Loaves & Fishes delivers warm meals to those in need through our innovative “Soup Kitchen 2.0” program: We provide over 400,000 nutritious prepared meals year-round to a network of 25 nonprofit partners across the Bay Area. 

Loaves & Fishes’ team (Evan, Marco and Randy) load the truck todeliver turkeys and meals to our partners.

Loaves & Fishes’ team (Evan, Marco and Randy) load the truck todeliver turkeys and meals to our partners.

Loaves & Fishes delivers hope to families and individuals living in low-income neighborhoods where access to affordable and healthy food is difficult for many reasons, including lack of transportation or the absence of major retail grocery stores. Even with access to fresh ingredients, many share homes with other families and work multiple jobs making it difficult to access a kitchen. Many partner agencies inform us that if Loaves & Fishes did not provide these meals,  clients would not have any other viable option for a nutritious meal. By partnering with other nonprofit organizations for distribution, Loaves & Fishes drastically decreased meal costs while tripling the number of meals served in the past two years.   

Please help us deliver hope to hungry neighbors this holiday season (if you have already made your year end contribution, thank you!). With your gift today, you can help us continue to deliver hope in the form of much-needed warm meals to our most vulnerable neighbors in the Bay Area (and help us make an even bigger impact in the coming year). Thank you for supporting Loaves & Fishes! Together, we can make a difference in our community.  

Happy holidays, 


Jennifer J. Chen

Executive Director

Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen.

Thank you to our sponsors and guests of the Loaves & Fishes 3rd annual Brain Food trivia challenge!

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Thank you to our guests and sponsors of Loaves & Fishes 3rd annual Brain Food Trivia Challenge! 

On October 20th, 32 teams gathered to compete for the title 'Smartest of the Bay'. Congratulations to the winners!

1st Place - Joseph J.Albanese; Dan Naglee, Bob Rogers, Justin Lee, Zach Yoshihara

2nd Place - Sheila Collins and Family; Cameron Day, Alma Castillo, James Gold, John Collins, Zoe Lofgren

3rd Place - What's a Broeren? Ralph Zimmermann, John Pedigo, Brent Thordarson, Darrel Evora

4th Place - Heritage Bank of Commerce; Noe Munoz, Dustin Warford, Scott Watters, Dan White

A very special thank you to John and Lydia Vidovich who provided dollar for dollar matching gifts for all 'Fund a Meal' contributions!

Thank you again to our sponsors and 'Fund a Meal' donors! With your help, we raised over $60,000 at the event! These funds will help provide nutritious, prepared meals to low income families and individuals in our community.


Loaves & Fishes called on by Mayor's office to assist displaced residents in San Jose Apt. Fire

A high rise tower apartment fire in San Jose left 45 residents displaced from their home and taking shelter at Burnett middle school.

In a coordinated effort between Red Cross and the Mayor's office, they called Second Harvest Food Bank for help to provide the residents with food while at the temporary shelter. SHFB said that Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen was the best fit to respond to emergency prepared meals and to call Associate Director, Emilio Gonzales.

The Mayor's office called Emilio and Loaves & Fishes is happily providing two meals a day to the residents.



Loaves & Fishes chosen as a semi-finalist for the Drucker Innovation Award.

Out of 495 applicants, 50 organizations were deemed by the first-round judges to have best met Peter Drucker’s definition of innovation— “change that creates a new dimension of performance”—in order to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the people they serve. Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen is one of those organizations!

Loaves & Fishes now has the opportunity to participate in round two of the application. The ultimate winner of the Drucker prize award will receive $100,000!

“We are pleased to advance these 50 promising semifinalists to Round 2, where they will have the opportunity to learn from some of the brightest minds in the social sector, and then demonstrate how they might further leverage the discipline of innovation going forward,” said Zach First, the executive director of the Drucker Institute. “One organization will win $100,000 in the end—but everyone will walk away with powerful new knowledge.”

“Loaves & Fishes is honored to be selected among some of the nation’s finest organizations and to be recognized for our work by the world renowned Drucker Institute. Getting to the next round is validation of what I’ve always believed, that this is a unique organization with a remarkable staff,” said AnnMarie Zimmermann, the executive director of Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen in San Jose.

The winner of the $100,000 Drucker Prize will be announced on September 30.

Hailed by Businessweek magazine as the “man who invented management,” Peter Drucker not only consulted for major corporations; he also advised countless other social-sector organizations. He called the nonprofit “America’s most distinctive institution.”

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