“The company—it’s great listening to other people’s stories.”
“We folks who can’t cook anymore can get nutritious food. The fellowship is important for elderly people.”
“My wife and I began attending Loaves and Fishes over 20 years ago when she was suffering from Alzheimer’s. At first we attended once a week and, as her health declined, we attended more and more often until we were always present. I don’t belong to St. Matthews but I give them a lot of credit!”
Perhaps just as important are the 25 or so volunteers who are nourished by this ministry and enjoy the interaction they have with the weekly guests.
“A very short time after my start (with Loaves and Fishes), I found that the work and the people had become interesting.”
“Our guests who come for the meals also visit for friendship and pleasant social- izing. While Loaves and Fishes is a “meals only” type of event sometimes a few people stay for a game of cards and more visiting.”
Surplus food is donated to a local men’s shelter or our Out Of The Cold program in the winter.”
We have been blessed to be able to serve with joyful generosity.
— Carolin Heinze