The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Loaves and Fishes is committed to providing meals and fellowship to the poor, hungry, and disenfranchised within our community.
We are staffed almost exclusively by volunteers from the community and operate under the guidance of a Director and a volunteer Board of Directors.
Food and commodities are supplied through federal and state programs, as well as by local businesses, schools, churches, and civic organizations.
Dinners are served Sunday through Friday from 4-5 p.m. and on Saturday from 11-12:30 p.m., with various churches or groups providing meals and volunteers on Saturdays and Sundays.
Some of our volunteer duties include: setting up for dinner, preparing foods, fundraising, receiving donations, serving meals, caring for leftover foods, clean up, and help in picking up donations at various sites.