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  • Gopher Softball Provides Sock Bundles to Community
    The University of Minnesota Gopher softball team spent a team activity making sock bundles for our guests.
  • Making an Impact One Pineapple at a Time
    Asian Media Access (AMA), a HUB partner with Loaves & Fishes for the past two years, recently put on a food distribution event that impacted over 400 families. Each family picked up rice, noodles, oil, Asian canned food and had access to Voting Registration, Census, COVID-19 booths, along with Hmong, Mandarin and Vietnamese interpreters. One…
  • Back on KSTP with Second Harvest Heartland
    Kevin Doran of KSTP-TV spoke with Loaves & Fishes Executive Director Cathy Maes and Second Harvest Heartland CEO Allison O’Toole in a followup from his June conversation with the pair.
  • Guest Stories: A Night at New Bethel
    Meet some of our guests at New Bethel and the hear about the relief that the community meal brings to them.
  • St. Thomas Business Course Makes Positive Impact
    “Her family had to come to organizations like Loaves & Fishes because they couldn’t afford healthy meals on their own.” Two University of St. Thomas students put in work for Loaves & Fishes this summer, a common sight each term – fall, J-Term, spring and summer- going back 28 years. The “Business Through Learning Service”…
  • Shop and Feel Good!
    Generous Goods is featuring Loaves & Fishes on their front page for Hunger Action Month.
  • Media Roundup: September 8, 2020
    A look at Loaves & Fishes in the media recently.
  • Community Partners Feed Minnesota Music Industry Over Labor Day
    Loaves & Fishes came together with community partners to feed 300 Minnesota music industry workers and their families.
  • Like Daughter, Like Mother
    Mother-daughter duo, Kelly and Ellen Simon, are both site coordinators at Loaves & Fishes, but Kelly actually followed in Ellen’s footsteps.
  • Hunger Action Month Calendar
    Loaves & Fishes is proud to take part in Hunger Action Month! We have provided 30 ways to help fight hunger in 30 days for the month of September. Head to the calendar below and print it out to follow along with us. We will be posting more details for each day on our Facebook…
  • Loaves & Fishes Serves More Meals in July than EVER BEFORE
    In the month of July Loaves & Fishes served over 505,000 meals, the highest number ever served in a monthly span since the meal program began in 1982.
  • A Day in Marshall
    From the area YMCA to Esther’s Kitchen, Christy Bottger is pouring her heart into the Marshall community through Loaves & Fishes.
  • Providing an Oasis Through Food
    An oasis is described as a peaceful area in our everyday lives. Loaves & Fishes has been a longtime partner with Sarah’s… an Oasis for Women. Sarah’s is a home dedicated to safety and dignity for a diverse community of women where they can begin new and productive lives. One way Loaves & Fishes helps…
  • Community Lifts Up Loaves & Fishes
    Multiple organizations have stepped up to support Loaves & Fishes as the need for food continues to rise.
  • No Need to Worry
    A letter from Executive Director, Cathy Maes.
  • Hunger Leaders Supporting One Another
    Kevin Doran of KSTP-TV joins a conversation on leadership and hunger with Cathy Maes of Loaves & Fishes and Allison O’Toole of Second Harvest Heartland.
  • What Life Throws At You
    Site Coordinator Jason Todd learned to be a cook and how to handle life’s surprises from his grandmother.
  • “We Are Still Here!”
    The coronavirus pandemic has meant changing how Loaves & Fishes serves meals to the people in our community. Amidst the change, a site coordinator thinks things at Loaves & Fishes hasn’t changed.
  • Loaves & Fishes, YMCA Form Partnership With D’Amico Catering
    The coronavirus crisis has increased the need for families throughout the Twin Cities to find fresh and healthy meals to eat. Loaves & Fishes partnership with D’Amico Catering will allow us to meet this challenge.
  • Loaves & Fishes – YMCA – UnitedHealth Group Partnership
    The coronavirus crisis has increased the need for families throughout the Twin Cities to find fresh and healthy meals to eat. Loaves & Fishes and two other organizations are working together to meet the challenge.
  • I Was A Guest of Loaves and Fishes
    In the midst of a pandemic nearly 30 years later, I was donating hand sanitizer to the organization that fed me as a child.
  • We Will Continue to Serve.
    We will continue to serve wherever there is hunger.
  • Open Tables at Mt. Olivet
    The Mount Olivet Lutheran Church of Plymouth began serving meals at the start of December 2019. As of mid-January, the site served 250 meals in its first five weeks. Diners from our other dining sites are showing up and they continue to have volunteers signing up to serve. The opening of the new dining site is part of…
  • Keeping Our Guests & Volunteers Safe
    Loaves & Fishes will continue to serve healthy meals to our guests using food safety standards.
  • Fun at Work
    The only way Loaves & Fishes can feed 3,500 meals every day is through our volunteers. Religious groups, employees, teams, and other groups come to our 33 open to the public dining sites to serve our guests healthy meals. We believe anyone can volunteer, and two young brothers show us that anyone can serve at…
  • YOU Provide A Family Meal At Home
    Because of you, we can provide comforting meals to people like Alexander, Robert, and Roy.
  • Resolve to End Hunger in 2020
    The New Year is here and that means New Year’s resolutions. I believe mine will be to eat and cook better and hopefully throw in some workouts in between meetings. As you live out your 2020 resolutions, please consider adding one more: providing nutritious and fresh food to food-insecure Minnesotans. Your tax-deductible gift will offer…
  • Last Grocery Store in Farmington Closes; Loaves & Fishes Responds
    From KSTP-TV: Loaves and Fishes, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit serving free, nutritious meals at dining sites throughout the Twin Cities Metro Area and Greater Minnesota will partner with Faith United Methodist Church in Farmington to offer fresh and healthy meals on a weekly basis starting January 1.  The dining site will give food insecure Minnesotans in…
  • Special Holiday Hours: Christmas, New Years
    Our St. Stephens Dining site in Minneapolis will be open for dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. All other dining sites will be closed on Christmas Day. You can see if your dining site will be open Christmas Eve, New Years Eve or New Years day by going to the Public Dining webpage and…
  • More than Just a Meal
    Loaves & Fishes Volunteers to Distribute Coats to Dining Guests
  • Loaves & Fishes Delivers Food to the Needy in Greater Minnesota
    Northern Minnesota is known for its scenic woods, lake resorts, and cabins. But Brian Chaffee also sees often hidden signs of poverty that are affecting families and older adults.
  • Special Holiday Hours
    Several of our dining sites have special Thanksgiving holiday hours. St. Stephen’s in Minneapolis is OPEN on Thanksgiving Day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Salvation Army North is OPEN for Thanksgiving Day but CLOSED Friday, November 29th. Click HERE to learn more.
  • One Millionth Meal Milestone
    Loaves and Fishes served its one millionth free, healthy meal in October 2019, two months earlier than 2018.
  • Third Annual “A Warehouse Affair” Set for September 28
    Third Annual “A Warehouse Affair” Event Occurring Saturday The third annual Loaves & Fishes “A Warehouse Affair” event is taking place next Saturday, September 28. The event will provide a variety of dishes from local food trucks and restaurants. Loaves & Fishes Executive Director Cathy Maes and Pimento Jamaican Kitchen Chef Okkoy Graham joined KSTP’s…
  • Loaves & Fishes Hands Out Blankets Ahead Of Winter Months
    From WCCO-TV: Loaves and Fishes volunteers and staff spent Saturday October 19 helping the homeless get ready for winter. The group is usually on the streets giving out meals, but on this day they focused on keeping people warm when winter rolls around. Read the full article
  • Hennepin County Plans to Cut Food Funding for Nonprofits
      Summary: Five nonprofits providing food to low-income Hennepin County residents currently receive $1.1 million dollars from county funding. But county leaders have proposed phasing out this funding and reducing aid by $282,000 before it’s eliminated completely in subsequent years. East Side Neighborhood Services, says deliveries will be drastically scaled back next year if Hennepin…
  • myTalk Radio Interview
    Executive Director Cathy Maes talks about Loaves & Fishes mission, growth and upcoming fundraising event–“A Warehouse Affair.”
  • Community Breakfast Success
    Mayor Jacob Frey was the keynote speaker at our Community Breakfast on May 21, 2019. Heartfelt stories conveying the life-changing impact our meals make were shared. We are grateful to all who spoke and attended – it was an inspiring morning!
  • Community Investments Grant
    Loaves & Fishes is one of 95 local nonprofits awarded a grant from the Greater Twin Cities United Way in 2019. Executive Director Cathy Maes told the Star Tribune that without the United Way’s grant, which equals about 4% of the nonprofit’s revenue, she would have had to cut staff or programs. “We’re really thankful…