Loaves and Fishes, our parish soup kitchen, began on September 6, 2003, under the direction of Betty Schwind, as a third year project for the Diocesan Pastoral Ministry Program.
A simple free meal for the homeless and hungry began with soup and sandwiches, but soon became a full meal served by the ministry’s volunteers.
We now serve over 200 plates of food every Friday and distribute an average of 4 to 5 thousand pounds of donated bread, produce, dairy, eggs, milk and cheese, when available, from Second Harvest, Publix Markets, and other sources.
Showers can be taken in our community center rest rooms on Fridays during Loaves and Fishes. Towels and toiletries are provided.
We hope that we make life better for the homeless and impoverished in our parish and the surrounding community.