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 460,000 meals per year to over 30 locations across the Bay Area.
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.
Summer vacation. For many children in the Bay Area, those are two of the sweetest words in their vocabulary. Nothing could be better than having week upon week stretch before you with no worries whatsoever.
But unfortunately, that's not the case for all of our communities children. For thousands of children in the Bay Area, summer vacation has added a huge worry. Summer vacation has meant being hungry.
During the school year, they had nourishing breakfast and a hot lunch, courtesy of their school breakfast and lunch program. But during the summer they don't know where their next meal is coming from.
Your support shows that you care deeply about feeding hungry children. That's why we're asking for your help. With your donation, and Loaves and Fishes resources, we can feed children in need together.
In addition to our two public serving locations and 30 nonprofit partner delivery sites, your generous donations are helping us provide over 5500 lunches and snacks to 6 summer programs in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.