Loaves and Fishes procedure changing in September

Starting Sept. 20, the Social Action Team (SAT) is changing the Loaves and Fishes procedure because of the difficulty in recent months getting enough volunteers to prepare entire boxed/sack meals. Essentially, we are returning to the old system of having volunteers prepare 20 servings of various dishes, which will then be assembled into boxed meals by additional volunteers. Please sign up here.

This change in procedure will require the volunteers who are providing food to take the food to Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church by 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 20 instead of 4:30 p.m. The volunteers who will assemble the boxed meals are asked to be at the church by 3:15 p.m.

Please submit receipts for all food items, and some or all of your expenses may be reimbursed by the church.

Loaves and Fishes was started in the mid-1980s by the St. Francis Catholic Worker community and serves a free community meal seven nights a week from 5 to 6 p.m. in the basement at Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church in partnership with that church and more than 20 other local faith communities and other organizations.