Join Team Loaves & Fishes!

You are invited to join our mission. We need help cooking and serving meals at our dining site locations across the metro area and greater Minnesota; or volunteer at local fundraising events, in our warehouse (Minneapolis), and on our farm (Coon Rapids).

There are opportunities for individuals, and large or small groups – including Team Tryouts!

Click an area of interest below to use Sign Up Genius to enroll online. For a more personalized approach to finding the right fit, contact Lonny at volunteer@loavesandfishesmn.org.

~Volunteer At A Dining Site~

Daily Volunteer Needs:

Our volunteer needs change daily. Find out what dining site is in need of volunteers by going to our daily volunteer needs page. Click on the button below to see what dining site is looking for volunteers today.

Twin Cities Locations:

The following is a list of all Loaves & Fishes dining sites. Please click on the link below to signup at a site near you.

MINNEAPOLIS (HENNEPIN COUNTY)

Holy Rosary Catholic Church
Monday – Thursday
New Bethel Baptist Church
Monday – Friday
Salvation Army North (Parkview)
Monday – Friday (Lunch)
Salvation Army Temple Corp
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (Lunch)
St. Stephen’s (School Basement)
Monday – Friday

ST. PAUL (RAMSEY COUNTY)

New Hope Baptist
Monday-Friday (Lunch)
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
Wednesday
St. Matthew’s Catholic Church
Monday – Friday

BLOOMINGTON (HENNEPIN COUNTY)

Creekside Community Center
Monday – Friday

BROOKLYN CENTER (HENNEPIN COUNTY)

Brooklyn United Methodist Church
Monday, Wednesday, Friday (Lunch)

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS (ANOKA COUNTY)

Community United Methodist Church
2nd & 4th Monday

CRYSTAL (HENNEPIN COUNTY)

Brunswick United Methodist Church
Wednesday

EAGAN (DAKOTA COUNTY)

Easter Lutheran (Easter by the Lake)
Monday – Thursday

FARMINGTON (DAKOTA COUNTY)

Faith Church United Methodist
Wednesdays

Hopkins (HENNEPIN COUNTY)

St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church (St. Joseph Campus)

Saturday – Tuesday

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS (DAKOTA COUNTY)

River Heights Vineyard Church
Monday – Thursday

PLYMOUTH (HENNEPIN COUNTY)

Mount Olivet Lutheran Church – Plymouth
Monday
Plymouth Covenant Church
Saturday & Tuesday

RICHFIELD (HENNEPIN COUNTY)

Hope Presbyterian Church
Monday – Thursday
Woodlake Lutheran Church
Saturday & Sunday

SHAKOPEE (SCOTT COUNTY)

St. John’s Lutheran Church
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Greater Minnesota Locations

AITKIN (AITKIN COUNTY)

First Lutheran Church
Monday, Tuesday (senior luncheon) & Thursday

MARSHALL (LYON COUNTY)

Esther’s Kitchen (Christ United Presbyterian Church)
Monday – Thursday

Contact:

Contact Lonny Evans, Director of Volunteers & Outreach, at volunteer@loavesandfishesmn.org for more information or with questions.

Reserve Volunteers:

Sign up to be a reserve volunteer.  This volunteer doesn’t sign up for specific shifts but lets us know you are available on a certain day wherever help is needed. If you want to help and have a flexible schedule, click on the link below and sign up!

Youth Participation Guidelines:

We appreciate and support youth involvement in community service, and the opportunity to expose youth to a condition of life different from their own. Our youth participation guidelines help provide a safe and efficient work environment while maintaining the dignity of our guests. The following age breakdowns are suggested best practices. However, because each dining site is different, Site Coordinators may make exceptions at their discretion and with parental input and permission.

Youth 16 years of age and older can help in all areas of the dining sites.

Volunteers aged 15 and younger may handle cold food on the serving line as well as cold beverages.

Youth age 13 to 15 must have one adult to every five youth for supervision purposes.

Youth age 12 and under need to have direct one-on-one supervision. It is suggested that children under the age of 8 do not attend unless prior arrangements are made with the dining site’s coordinator.

Already a Volunteer? Tell Us About It:

Testimonial: “This Experience is a Gift!”

“I initially came to Holy Rosary for Loaves and Fishes to serve with a Honeywell work group. What I did not realize was how powerful the experience would be! As guest after guest passed, with big smiles, many with sadness in their eyes, thanking us for serving them….by the end of the first night I felt as though I should be thanking them for the amazing feelings that washed over me. For this reason, my daughter and I have been back twice more and will be back many more times, and with the rest of our family, too. This experience is a gift!” -Katrina

Helpful Volunteer Resources:

HandbookHealthy Menu Guide
Recipe BookCooking for Groups
Service VerificationCivil Rights Training