Press Releases

Community Partners Feed Minnesota Music Industry Over Labor Day (September 7, 2020)

Loaves & FIshes Serves More Meals in July Than Ever Before (August 12, 2020)

D’Amico Catering and Loaves & Fishes Now Partner to Provide Free Fresh Food for Healthy Meals to Families During the Coronavirus Crisis (April 28, 2020)

Loaves & Fishes, YMCA and United Health Group Form Partnership to Feed Families During Coronavirus Crisis (April 13, 2020)
Minnesota’s Largest Free Restaurant Remains Open (March 17, 2020)
Loaves and Fishes Will Continue to Serve (March 16, 2020)

Loaves & Fishes in the Media

Marshall Independent: Continuing their effort (9/14/20)

KMSP Fox 9: Groups team up to help feed music industry workers in Minnesota (9/7/20)

KARE 11-TV: Food drive-thru for behind the scenes crews (9/7/20)

KSTP-TV: Nonprofit Loaves & Fishes helping people in entertainment industry during pandemic (9/7/20)

Star Tribune: Minnesota nonprofits plead for more help as hunger crisis surges (9/5/20)

Aitkin Age: Community meal staff puts on tropical party (9/2/20)

KMSP Fox 9: Loaves and Fishes keeps serving free meals to those in need as pandemic creates record demand (8/28/20)

WCCO Radio: Cathy Maes of Loaves and Fishes Discusses the Fight Against Hunger (8/18/20)

MPLS/St. Paul Magazine: Twin Cities Hunger Resources (8/10/20)

KSTP-TV: Cathy Maes on Twin Cities Live (8/5/20)

Pioneer Press: MN food charities expect demand to increase when extra $600 unemployment money ends (7/31/20)

KARE 11-TV: Minnesota food banks, shelves prepare for hunger surge (7/21/20)

KSTP-TV: Church in Farmington offers food for body and soul (5/14/20)

WCCO Radio: Food demands rising in Minnesota (5/5/20)

KSTP-TV: Nonprofits handling increased demand for meals, food amid pandemic (4/29/20)

KMSP Fox 9: As pandemic stretches on, Minnesota food programs feel stress from increased demand (4/29/20)

KARE 11: Helping hands serve thousands of people (4/23/20)

Pioneer Press: UnitedHealth Group preps 50,000 meals per week to help those in need (4/21/20)

Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal: Cargill Foundation joins MN Central Kitchen to provide hunger relief (4/13/20)

WCCO-TV: Coronavirus In Minnesota: YMCA, Loaves And Fishes, UnitedHealth Partnering To Provide Free Meals (4/13/20)

Minneapolis Star Tribune: Minnesota Central Kitchen gives restaurant workers jobs while feeding those who are hungry (4/11/20)

KMSP Fox 9: Fighting food insecurity during the pandemic: Loaves & Fishes rolling out expansion (4/10/20)

Aitkin Age: Feeding the community (4/4/20)

KMSP Fox 9: Minneapolis church lends location to Loaves and Fishes to provide free meals during COVID-19 crisis (4/2/20)

Star Tribune: Minneapolis distiller donates hand sanitizer — and gets a surprise from his past (3/31/20)

WCCO-TV: Coronavirus In Minnesota: Chefs From UnitedHealth Group Now Cook From Home For ‘Loaves And Fishes’ (3/31/20)

Star Tribune: Minnesota foundations give emergency aid to nonprofits to help residents during COVID-19 (3/27/20)

KMSP Fox 9: Loaves and Fishes Minnesota serves over 200 meals per hour amid COVID-19 pandemic (3/25/20)

CCX Media: Brooklyn Center’s Loaves and Fishes Serves Food Drive-Through Style (3/25/20)

Star Tribune: Minnesota restaurants are closed, but their cooks are still feeding those in need (3/18/20)

KSTP: 5 Eyewitness News teams up with Minnesota Central Kitchen (3/18/20)

Pioneer Press: Some of state’s best chefs form Minnesota’s Central Kitchen to provide meals to Loaves and Fishes (3/18/20)

Eater Twin Cities: Quieted Kitchens Turn From Feeding Customers to Making Meals for Food Shelf (3/18/20)

Star Tribune: Minnesota nonprofits, foundations scramble to respond to COVID-19 outbreak (3/18/20)

City Pages: Minnesota’s Central Kitchen: Chefs, Second Harvest Heartland collab to combat hunger (3/18/20)

MPLS St. Paul Magazine: How to Help MSP Restaurants + Workers (3/17/20)

WCCO-TV: Coronavirus Updates: The Latest COVID-19 Headlines From March 17, 2020 (3/17/20)

Fox 9: Minneapolis restaurants donate kitchens, chefs to help provide meals for those in need (3/17/20)

Minnesota Reformer: Shelters are defenseless against the spread of COVID-19 (3/16/20)

Pioneer Press: Social service groups ‘in high gear,’ prepping for increased need; asking for healthy volunteers, financial help (3/16/20)

KSTP-TV: Loaves and Fishes begins serving meals in town that lost its only grocery store (1/1/20) Video

Dakota County Tribune: Loaves & Fishes opens weekly meal site at Faith Church in Farmington (12/24/19)

KSTP-TV: Farmington’s only grocery store shutters, leaving thousands without immediate access to food (12/22/19)

Star Tribune: Twin Cities nonprofits boost deliveries of free food to people in need in greater Minnesota (11/15/19)

KSTP-TV: Why We Give: Kevin Doran on Loaves & Fishes (11/7/19)

Fox 9: Loaves and Fishes serves 1 millionth free meal of the year 2 months earlier than in 2018 (10/21/19)

WCCO-TV: Loaves & Fishes Hands Out Blankets Ahead Of Winter Months (10/19/19)

Star Tribune: Hennepin County Plans to Cut Funding for Nonprofits That Provide Food to Those in Need (10/5/19)

KSTP-TV: Third Annual “A Warehouse Affair” Occurring Saturday (9/22/19)

iHeart Radio: Loaves & Fishes on iHeart Radio (9/20/19)

MyTalk 107.1: Loaves & Fishes on myTalk 107.1 (9/16/19)

Star Tribune: Don’t cut food aid — it’s working (9/5/19)

Aitkin Age: Loaves & Fishes Minnesota now serves five community meals per week in Aitkin County (9/5/19)

Pioneer Press: Ruben Rosario: Food Insecurity Not What I First Thought It Was (8/25/19)

Pine & Lake Echo Journal: Pine River-Backus: Free community meals gain following (8/24/19)

Fox 9: Growing Amounts of “Rescued Food” Used to Make Meals for Families in Need (8/15/19)

Star Tribune: Loaves & Fishes Responds to Proposed Federal SNAP Cuts (7/31/19)

Aitkin Age: Loaves & Fishes Opens More Sites (7/5/19)

KSTP-TV: Worried About Aging Parents? (7/1/19)

Southwest News Media: Walmart highlights Savage company Drymate’s community impact (6/27/19)

KSTP: Minnesota Moment: Commercial Allows the Chance to Say Thank You for Good Deeds (6/12/19)

Star Tribune: An innovative app helps Minnesota companies get leftover food to people in need (6/7/19)

Star Tribune: Loaves & Fishes Receives New Grant from Greater Twin Cities United Way in 2019 (4/15/19)