Walmart Foundation Awards Loaves & Fishes a $50,000 Grant

Thank you to the Walmart Foundation State Giving Program for awarding Loaves & Fishes a grant of $50,000 to provide over 20,000 nutritious meals to children, families, seniors and the homeless.

“The Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program plays an essential role in the Foundation’s mission to create opportunities so people can live better.”

Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen has been serving nutritious hot meals to low-income families and individuals in the bay area since 1980. Last fiscal year we delivered or served nearly 400,000 meals to 277,000 unduplicated individuals including 59,000 children – a drastic increase from just two years prior when we served 116,000 meals.

Loaves & Fishes was able to evolve into “Soup Kitchen 2.0” by centralizing meal preparation and adding delivery services similar to a caterer. This change allowed us to triple our capacity and decrease our cost per meal by 61%.

We now deliver meals to over 25 nonprofit partners across the Bay Area every week from Gilroy to Redwood City.

In the coming year, we plan to

  • Increase our number of meals served to 500,000

  • Expand our services in San Mateo County

  • Partner with affordable housing developers to reach more families, children and homeless individuals suffering from food insecurity

  • Provide 2,000 grocery bags of staple food

We are truly grateful for Walmart Foundation’s support in our community to provide food for those who need it most.