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.

 

Join Loaves & Fishes for the team building Cooking Experience and help provide thousands of meals throughout the Bay Area.

How can I participate?

Perfect for a large group of ten or more people, the Loaves & Fishes Cooking Experience is hosted at our centralized kitchen in Morgan Hill.

Your team will be cooking thousands of meals that will be delivered and served at soup kitchens, shelters, and schools, feeding homeless, seniors, and low-income families.

Our most flexible volunteer program, the cooking experience is available Monday through Friday. Shifts are typically 2-3 hours per shift, available any time between 9am and 5pm.

We can accommodate any number of volunteers, however if there are more than 20-25 we would break them up into different time-slots. We have had large groups from Bay Area corporations including Apple, Google, Cisco, Intel, Santa Clara University, Keller Williams, MeriWest Credit Union, California School Employees Association Board of Directors, church groups and more.

We have options for those who are vegetarians and do not wish to handle meat.

We kindly request a donation for this event because of the extra work for us to staff, and to purchase ingredients and supplies. Suggested donations range from $1,000 - $2,000 depending on group experience.

To find out more or to schedule your group, please contact volunteer@loavesfishes.org

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Painting the picture

Hunger is a universal problem. It exists in every community of every country.
49,000,000

American Households
According to the USDA, 49 million individuals, including 12 million children, struggle to have enough food to eat.
150,000,000

Meals Missing
Santa Clara County's Hunger Index reports that 150 million meals are still needed for a healthy community.
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Face Hunger
Food insecurity becomes more dire in the summer months as schools close, as do their food assistance programs.

In the Bay Area, Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen is the largest food rescuer from Costco.

Get involved!

Donate
Help us provide nutritious meals for our struggling neighbors.

Volunteer
Lend a hand to make a real impact in fighting hunger in our community.

Let's talk
Do you have special skills or a great idea for us? Drop us a line.
 

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