About Loaves & Fishes

Our Mission

“To feed the hungry without question or qualifications. To promote good nutrition with sensitivity to cultural diversity and in partnership with other organizations.”

About Loaves & Fishes of Fond du Lac

The Loaves & Fishes meal program in our area has probably touched the lives of more people than any other program since 1982, serving over 30,000 meals yearly. Started by a group of volunteers that saw a need, the very first meal was served at St. Joseph’s to about 60 people.

Since its start, it has grown by leaps and bounds, not just to the receivers, but more so the "givers."

For the past two decades, the Loaves & Fishes program has been providing a warm, nutritional meal and genuine hospitality for the needy of Fond du Lac. Twice a week, a group of volunteers has gathered to serve from 300 to 400 meals to anyone who comes to the door. Hundreds of volunteers have taken turns pitching in to prepare these meals, serve the guests and clean up afterwords.

Each meal is prepared and served by a different group of volunteers of 20 to 40 people, all formed through area churches of various denominations and other organization. From its inception, the mission of Loaves & Fishes program has been providing carryout meals as well as the traditional sit-down dinner.

Sometimes they may not be hungry for food but for companionship.

Lonely people are hungry too; we never judge. This is everyone’s program. It is ecumenical and covers all faiths.

As of 2007 our new "serving home" is Church of Peace, groups serve Monday’s and Wednesdays, 5 pm take outs and 5:30 sit-downs.

We have people that share so much love and concern with the less fortunate. It speaks highly of our community.

We encourage you to get involved with our non-program, which is run by volunteers. If you have any questions or would like to get involved, contact us.

Partners

Without the support of our many partners, Loaves and Fishes would not be able serve others in the most efficient and heart warming way. A sincere thank you goes out to the many wonderful organizations, businesses, and people who make up our partners. Thank for being there to support others.

  • Baker Cheese
  • BrownBoots Interactive, Inc.
  • Charity Club
  • Church of Peace
  • Country Hearth
  • Empty Bowls Program
  • Festival Foods
  • Panera Bread
  • Pick & Save
  • Raymond Foundation
  • The Bread Box