Loaves & Fishes Now Serves Five Community Meals Per Week in Aitkin County

Aitkin Age

Sep 5, 2019

 

Loaves & Fishes Minnesota Now Serves Five Community Meals Per Week in Aitkin County

Article Summary

"Physical hunger is only part of the need we address," said Cathy Maes, executive director of Loaves & Fishes Minnesota. "Loneliness is as much a danger to health as lack of food."

Loaves & Fishes is a nonprofit organization serving free, healthy meals to Minnesotans where the need is greatest. The program got its' start in Aitkin County through a grant given to the organization by the Otto Bremer Foundation. The Bremer Foundation asked Loaves & Fishes to use the money to locate a service in Aitkin County. 

Loaves & Fishes is partnering with First Lutheran Church in Aitkin and Bethel Lutheran Church in Palisade to provide five community meals each week. In Palisade, meals are served Mondays and Thursdays at noon. In Aitkin, meals are served Mondays and Thursdays from 5:00-5:30 p.m. Lunch is also served at Senior Day Out in Aitkin on Tuesdays.

For more information, contact First Lutheran Church in Aitkin at 218-927-2038 or visit www.loavesandfishesmn.org.