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ORGANIZATION: Loaves and Fishes

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 114 people are interested

We have opportunities for individuals and small groups to help us package and serve meals at our various meal sites. Meal sites are serving to-go meals and offer a reduced number of volunteers in our kitchens at any given time, allowing volunteers to practice safe social distancing and allowing guests to receive a hot and healthy meal. No experience is necessary; our site coordinators will walk you through everything.

  • Meal Site Cooking volunteers assist with cooking a pre-planned meal under the guidance of the site coordinator and help package meals for distribution.
  • Meal Site Serving volunteers continue to package and distribute meals, clean up during distribution and at the end of the evening, and do dishes throughout the serving period.

We also have opportunities for individuals and small groups to help at our Commissary Kitchen, preparing food for distribution at our various meal sites. As with our meal sites, no experience is necessary.

  • Commissary Prep volunteers will be preparing and packaging food/meals and will likely be working with raw meat.
  • Commissary Deep Clean volunteers will be cleaning and sanitizing all kitchen equipment and workstations.

Following Loaves and Fishes guidelines, all volunteers and staff are required to wear a mask at all meal sites and the Commissary Kitchen for the entirety of the shift. We provide gloves and aprons and if you don’t have a hat, we will supply a hairnet. We also ask that you wear shoes that completely cover your feet (no sandals or open-toe shoes) and clean clothes with sleeves that cover the shoulder.

Please visit the link below to search for volunteer opportunities base on location or day of the week. Whether to prep serve and/or clean, simply find a date that works for you and sign up. Soon after signing up, you will receive a confirmation email.


We appreciate and support youth involvement in community service. Our youth participation guidelines help provide a safe and efficient work environment while maintaining the dignity of our guests. The following age breakdowns are suggested best practices. However, because each dining site is different, Site Coordinators may make exceptions at their discretion and with parental input and permission.

  • Youth 16 years of age and older can help in all areas of the meal site.
  • Volunteers aged 15 and younger may handle cold food and cold beverages.
  • Youth aged 13 to 15 must have one adult to every five youth for supervision purposes.
  • Youth aged 12 and under need to have direct one-on-one supervision. It is suggested that children under the age of 8 do not attend unless prior arrangements are made with the dining site’s coordinator.

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About Loaves and Fishes


721 Kasota Avenue SE, Ste. 143, Minneapolis, MN 55414, US

Mission Statement

To provide healthy meals to Minnesotans in areas where need is greatest.


Loaves & Fishes is a nonprofit organization serving free, healthy meals to Minnesotans where the need is greatest. We serve urban, suburban, and rural communities through a variety of meal programs supported by creative food sourcing and food rescue efforts. Our meal program began in 1982, with one dining site each in Minneapolis and St. Paul. We now serve 133 outlets in 12 counties. Loaves & Fishes Minnesota is not a religious organization. We serve without regard to religious perspective and do not engage in activities that promote any particular religious cause.


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Community, Crisis Support, Hunger


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Multiple locations Minneapolis, MN 55414




  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 8
  • Shifts are approximately 2-3 hours each. One-time or recurring.
  • Mask required! Please wear closed-toe shoes and a hat (hairnet provided). No special skills required.

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