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

Thank you to our sponsors and donor's of 'Fund a Meal' for Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen. Your gift will help support low-income families, seniors and the homeless by providing free nutritious prepared meals to 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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Summer Update from Loaves & Fishes

Summer Meals for Kids

Let kids be kids, instead of being hungry.

The school year has ended meaning children need access to nutritious meals. Food insecurity increases during the summer break without access to the nutrition provided by the National School Lunch Program. 

To help feed the need during the break, Loaves & Fishes is partnering with nonprofits including Ecumenical Hunger Program in East Palo Alto to provide free nutritious meals to kids throughout the Summer.

We need your help please to feed more of those in need.

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Fall Events

Join Loaves & Fishes for the Hip Hop Run!Saturday September 24th, 2016.

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The Hip Hop Run brings entertainment to running in a fun, family friendly environment suitable for all ages. Enjoy DJ's throughout the course, playing all of the songs you know and love. Participants will have the option to take part in the 10k run, 5k run/walk, or the 5k challenge race. Be entertained after the run with a star studded lineup of musicians and DJ's at our main stage finish line. Be a part of an exciting blend of competitive exercise and stellar music. Come join The Hip Hop Run experience.

Save the Date - October, 20th, 2016 - Brain Food Trivia Challenge

The Battle of the Bay is back!

Now in its 3rd year, the Brain Food Trivia Contest is a family event to promote hunger awareness in the Bay Area. Battle your wits against the Bays brightest including individuals, corporations and Bellarmine students.

There will be plenty of food, libation, prizes and auction items.

When: Thursday October 20, 2016 - 6pm-9pm

Where: Bellarmine College Preparatory, 

960 W. Hedding Street, San Jose, CA 95126

Register Now 


Funding the Gap

Breaking News to Funding in the Bay Area

FEMA has declined funding for the Emergency Food & Shelter Program throughout the Bay Area this year. This means a cut of $11,000 to Loaves & Fishes, as well as other nonprofits in the Bay Area.

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation announced yesterday they will not be hosting #SVGives in 2017. Find out why in the press release.

We need your help please to make up the difference. With your support we have more than doubled meals served over last year. We are now serving a staggering 400,000 meals annually.

Please consider a tax deductible donation to provide nutritious meals to children, families, seniors, and the homeless.


Donate Today


Google Volunteers Join Loaves & Fishes for the Grocery Bag Program

As a part of #GoogleServe Google volunteers joined Loaves & Fishes for the Grocery Bag Program serving 140 families nutritious staple items including protein, fresh fruit and vegetables and whole grains. 

Each June,  Googlers leave their desks for a day to participate in service projects in their communities, ranging from cleaning graffiti to teaching prisoners. Additionally, they help Googlers match their skills to specific nonprofit needs, and allow them to use up to 20 hours of work time across the year to volunteer. In the last year, more than 5,000 Googlers tackled more than 400 projects around the world, to volunteer over 50,000 hours in the communities they live and work.