Loaves and Fishes, Community Meals for the Hungry
The number of families that cannot make ends meet each month is increasing, as is the number of homeless individuals who travel through, and stay in Nashville. For the past 25 years, Loaves and Fishes, a community-wide effort enlisting the help of 23 volunteer groups representing many denominations, schools and associations remains committed to serving the growing needs of the hungry in Nashville.
Every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday the Loaves and Fishes program provides a hot midday meal to the hungry and homeless in East Nashville without restriction of religion, race or proof of need. Each week approximately 600 meals are served in a caring environment. At Loaves and Fishes the people who come to eat around the tables are our guests. Guests of the program are also provided referral to appropriate services for housing, additional food, and clothing, within the community.
The program operates in the Parish Center of Holy Name Catholic Church, located behind the church at 508 Main Street (map).
For more information call (615) 256-7256 or email at LoavesandFishes@cctenn.org.
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How You can help Loaves and Fishes . . .
- Giving new or gently used socks
- Give food (sugar, salt and pepper)
- Purchase the musical CD M25
- Donate supplies such as plastic forks or cleaning items
- Come visit and share the program with a friend
- Make a financial donation
- Become a part of a volunteer group
“The Loaves and Fishes Program is one of the best run feeding programs in Nashville. It is so consistent that everyone can rely on it since it never misses a scheduled day-even during holidays. This program deserves the continuing support of the community in addressing the needs of the poor and alleviating hunger. Many thanks to Wendy, Jim and Jeff for making this program such a success story.”