Loaves & Fishes is a nonprofit organization serving free, healthy meals to Minnesotans where the need is greatest. We serve urban, suburban and rural communities through a variety of meal programs supported by creative food sourcing, our own farm and gardens and food rescue efforts. Our meal program began in 1982, with one dining site each in Minneapolis and St. Paul. We now serve over 90 outlets in ten counties. Loaves & Fishes Minnesota is not a religious organization. We serve without regard to religious perspective and do not engage in activities that promote any particular religious cause.

Closing the Gap of Unmet Need

We provide thousands of healthy meals daily and are the largest free meal program in Minnesota. Our meals elevate the overall health and well-being of Minnesotans while also providing comfort and building strong communities. We feature farm-to-table dining with produce grown at our own local farm and gardens. We rescue food innovatively. We also strategically grow programming in areas of greatest need.

Our Programming:

Alleviates food insecurity and hunger

Relieves the stress of poverty, financial insecurity and homelessness

Brings fresh produce to food deserts

Lessens the effects of hunger on student achievement

Offers social service resources to an aging population

Eases loneliness and isolation

Instills healthy eating habits

Fights food-related physical and mental health conditions

Reduces wasted food going to landfills

Meals Served: