Hunger is hard for any family. Fortunately, in the Bay Area, there are many places to turn for help. But what happens when help is too hard to reach? We do not want children, families, seniors, and homeless individuals to go hungry just because they can’t get to sources of food. Loaves & Fishes delivers warm meals to those in need through our innovative “Soup Kitchen 2.0” program: We provide over 400,000 nutritious prepared meals year-round to a network of 25 nonprofit partners across the Bay Area.
Loaves & Fishes delivers hope to families and individuals living in low-income neighborhoods where access to affordable and healthy food is difficult for many reasons, including lack of transportation or the absence of major retail grocery stores. Even with access to fresh ingredients, many share homes with other families and work multiple jobs making it difficult to access a kitchen. Many partner agencies inform us that if Loaves & Fishes did not provide these meals, clients would not have any other viable option for a nutritious meal. By partnering with other nonprofit organizations for distribution, Loaves & Fishes drastically decreased meal costs while tripling the number of meals served in the past two years.
Please help us deliver hope to hungry neighbors this holiday season (if you have already made your year end contribution, thank you!). With your gift today, you can help us continue to deliver hope in the form of much-needed warm meals to our most vulnerable neighbors in the Bay Area (and help us make an even bigger impact in the coming year). Thank you for supporting Loaves & Fishes! Together, we can make a difference in our community.
Jennifer J. Chen
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen.