#GivingTuesday celebrates generosity by providing people everywhere with an opportunity to give more, give smarter, and give great.

On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, Loaves & Fishes is participating in Giving Tuesday, a global day to give back. You can join us and help Loaves & Fishes feed our hungriest neighbors.

We hope to raise a total of $15,000 on Giving Tuesday including the matching gifts to provide an additional 6,000 nutritious meals across the Bay Area this holiday season.

The need for prepared, healthy food is growing largely due to the cost of housing.  In some cases, there are 3 to 5 families sharing rent for one house where both parents need to work two to three jobs.

You can help provide nutritious meals to children, families, seniors and the homeless. 

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. In 2013 we reinvented ourselves and moved from a traditional soup kitchen to a caterer business model. This has successfully allowed us to more than quadruple our capacity. Now we are seeking funding to scale up our operations.

How can I participate?

  • Donate or organize a fundraiser for Loaves and Fishes and leverage #GivingTuesday. Sign up at http://bit.ly/LoavesFishesGivingTuesday Fundraiser pages launch on November 22nd (but you can totally sign up as a fundraiser before then and tell your friends and family).

  • Volunteer at Loaves & Fishes with your friends, staff, and neighbors. View our open opportunities at http://loavesfishessj.eventbrite.com/

  • Follow us @LoavesFishesSJ on Twitter and Facebook and share our posts.

#GivingTuesday is so much more than one day in December. Pledge to do more the following year. For instance, you can give a certain amount every month to Loaves & Fishes, pledge to volunteer every month, or launch a payroll giving program to continue to give back.

Thank you for your support.