Limited Time Only - Amazon Smile Donating Ten Times the Amount!

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AmazonSmile is increasing the donation rate 10x from Oct 29 - Nov 2

Now through Friday, November 3, 2018, Amazon Smile is donating ten times the usual rate! Get started on all your holiday shopping needs from Thanksgiving to New Years, all while supporting Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen

Shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/77-0370874. #AmazonSmile#StartWithaSmile

$7 Million Match for #GivingTuesday, November 27, 2018

This year, in support of #GivingTuesday on November 27, 2018, Facebook is partnering with PayPal to match up to $7 million in donations made on Facebook to eligible US-based 501(c)(3) nonprofits.

  • The matching dollars are available to any US-based nonprofit. If you're located outside the US and decide to fundraise for a US-based nonprofit, donations to your fundraiser could be matched.

  • Each nonprofit and donor is eligible to be matched up to a certain amount, which we'll announce later.

  • Facebook and PayPal will match donations starting at 5am PST and will continue matching donations made to nonprofits until the $7M match runs out.

How can you help?

You can host a Facebook fundraiser on behalf of Loaves & Fishes!

Visit https://www.facebook.com/fundraisers/ to get started. Share your fundraiser with your friends and family and ask the to donate and share your fundraiser.

Facebook is WAIVING ALL FEES for donations to nonprofits on #GivingTuesday. Don’t miss out on this incredible fundraising opportunity to double your donation and fundraise to fight hunger across the Bay Area.

In Fiscal Year 2018-2019, Loaves & Fishes will serve over half a million meals to children, families, seniors, and the homeless across the Bay Area. Your support can help us reach our goal!

Your gift on #GivingTuesday will be applied to Isaac’s Stone Soup Challenge, and make it possible for us to feed even more of our homeless and hungry neighbors in need!

More about Facebook Fundraisers:

Nonprofit fundraisers let you, our Loaves & Fishes supporters, to raise money on Facebook. You can set up a dedicated page to share why you support Loaves & Fishes. Whether you’ve volunteered, donated, or you have a personal story to share, tell your friends and family why fighting hunger in the Bay Area is important to you.

Your friends and family can donate in a few taps without leaving Facebook, making it easier for you to collect donations.

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Every time someone shares your fundraiser, your network grows! Each time someone donates they are prompted to share and invite their friends. Shares and re-shares also contain a donate button making it easy to donate right from the News Feed. These will all count towards your Loaves & Fishes fundraiser.

Thanks to Facebook and PayPal, your donations may be doubled! Details on the matching gift limits will be announced soon. For now, add Tuesday, November 27, 2018 in your calendar for #GivingTuesday

Since 1980, Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen has been serving free, nutritious hot meals to low-income families and individuals. We are now serving a staggering 300,000 guests, including nearly 100,000 children and their families.

Don’t forget, your gift on #GivingTuesday will be applied to Isaac’s Stone Soup Challenge!









Volunteer Appreciation BBQ Luncheon

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Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers! Loaves & Fishes extends our appreciation to those who attended Saturday’s Volunteer BBQ Luncheon. We are pleased that everyone enjoyed the event.

The compassion that each of our volunteer show to the people we serve is an inspiration for us all. Loaves & Fishes commends each of our volunteers. We noticed how you treat everyone with respect and kindness, no matter what the situation is. We all know how stressful it can be for the people who find themselves in need of the services we provide, and your words and actions go a long way toward helping them keep their dignity. Your kindness is truly appreciated.

Thank you for all that you do!

Isaac's Stone Soup Challenge!

We’d like to introduce you to our friend Isaac. At only 9 years old, Isaac has always wanted to help people. He started to save up his allowance and to even collect some of his friends' allowance as well!

Recently, Isaac and his grandma, Theresa came to one of Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen meal service sites. Isaac worked hard during the meal, serving our homeless and hungry guests and never failed to share an angelic smile with every dining guest he met.

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 Isaac not only volunteered to help and serve our hungry community that day; he also donated his long-saved money - $81 - to Loaves & Fishes! 

We are so touched by Isaac's big heart and kindness for others.  And his generosity gave us an idea. When we shared it with Isaac and his grandmother, Isaac was “all in!”. 

Isaac would like to challenge YOU to join Isaac’s Stone Soup Challenge! Can you save $81 to add to our pot of Stone Soup? Isaac is inviting Loaves & Fishes donors and volunteers to help raise money towards his new goal of $81,000!  That’s 33,000 meals! (WOW!)

For every dollar donated during Hunger Awareness Month, Sobrato Family Foundation will double your gift!

Help us make Isaac’s Stone Soup Challenge a reality - 33,000 meals to feed our homeless and hungry neighbors across our community!

Challenge your friends and family too and tag them with #IsaacStoneSoupChallenge @LoavesFishesSJ on Facebook and Twitter! 

If we all contribute something to the pot of Stone Soup, we will all feast.

 

Our doors are always open for Carlos

Carlos was born in Peru and lived in Mexico for 5 years. He migrated to the United States 23 years ago. Both Carlos’ parents and sister have passed away, and his only brother lives out of state in Texas.  

Now 62 years old, for the last 5 years, Carlos has been homeless, with little hope for any possible housing in the high-cost Bay Area. He has been coming to Loaves & Fishes since we started serving hot nutritious meals at Eastside Neighborhood Center.

Without Loaves & Fishes, Carlos says, for meals he survives like a stray animal, by the nearby apartments and home residents. He has built a shelter under a tree made out of cardboard boxes, shopping carts, and stacks of empty containers. With no available shelter beds and a lack of affordable housing, it is all he has.

Carlos is very grateful for the services that Loaves & Fishes is able to provide. “I am not treated like an animal... between the hours of 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm the door is always welcome for me here,” says Carlos. “I thank the Lord for each and every one of the volunteers that help.”

Will you please help us feed people like Carlos in our community - children, families, seniors, students, veterans, and the homeless - who come to Loaves and Fishes every day?  For the vast majority of our guests, their meal with us will be their only meal for the day. 

September is Hunger Awareness Month. You can take action by giving, volunteering, and advocating to raise awareness about hunger in the Bay Area.  

 For every dollar donated during Hunger Awareness Month, Sobrato Family Foundation will double your gift!