Loaves & Fishes
The mission of Loaves and Fishes is: To provide nutritious meals to people who are hungry across Minnesota in an atmosphere of hospitality at site locations where the need is greatest, and to develop joint ventures/partnerships with like-minded organizations assisting guests with additional basic needs key to becoming self-sufficient.
Loaves and Fishes serves a hot evening meal from 5:00 to 6:00pm, Mondays through Fridays, in the Saint Matthew's Social Hall. There are a total of 30 teams and consisting of approximately 300 volunteers that work at the Saint Matthew's site. From July 1st, 2015 through June 30th, 2016 :
- 23,356 meals were served
- 20%, or 4,667 meals were served to children
- An average of 1,946 meals are served each month, or about 100 meals per day.
There is an average of 10 volunteers involved in preparing and serving meals each day.