Amanda is balancing life with three young children while her husband is deployed overseas with the military. She counts on the Loaves & Fishes meal to free up stress.

“My husband has been deployed for 360 days,” said Amanda. “I work and am solo parenting right now so this is super helpful.”

Amanda has been a member of River Heights Vineyard Church for 12 years and heard about the Loaves & Fishes when the church began hosting a community meal. She saw firsthand how many people it benefitted in the community.

“These meals serve a multitude of people. They certainly help me. There is a lot of low-income households that benefit from getting the free meals. I just think it’s really important.”