60% Of Our Clients Are Families

Loaves and Fishes is committed to meeting the need for emergency food in our community and we need your help. This year we are averaging 600 meals a month, this allows us to give around 9,000 pounds of food ever month. We do not only serve the homeless 60% of our clients are families.

A fast and extremely effective way to help is to donate money. We purchase food from local food banks at extremely low prices and we supplement what we can get from those banks from food we buy from discount and bulk retailers. This allows us to provide a lot of food for a low cost. It’s not free, though. Cash allows us to continue buying food in large quantities from these sources and to keep getting it into the hands of people who need it.

An emergency food bag from Loaves and Fishes contains peanut butter, beans, canned fruit, canned vegetables, tuna, soup, pasta, rice, sugar, dry milk, coffee or tea, and bread.

We also need toiletries. Many of our clients are unhoused and it is especially important to offer them ways to maintain their hygiene at this time. We need small bars of soap, clean tube socks, toothbrushes and toothpaste, small containers of hand sanitizer or antibacterial wipes and clean, unworn bandanas or cloth face masks.

We accept donations of canned foods and shelf-stable staples, of course. And if you have something else to donate and you aren’t sure if we can use it or not, please reach out.

SD Loaves & Fishes has now been accepted as a Gold Certified Nutrition Pantry and approved by Leah’s Pantry! Gold Certification means we meet Leah’s Pantry high standard for support policy, systems, and environmental changes at food distribution sites that lead to client-centered, health-focused distributions as well as improve implementation, data analysis, and support for agencies working to feed those in need.

Thank you for your concern for your neighbors in need in OB and thank you for your support of Loaves and Fishes.
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