Loaves & Fishes of Tompkins County

From their website: “Loaves and Fishes of Tompkins County (DBA: Loaves & Fishes) is a Christian ministry which provides a place for free meals, hospitality, companionship, and advocacy for those in need, regardless of their faith, beliefs, or circumstances.”


Loaves & Fishes offers free meals every weekday, serving lunch from noon to 1 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and serving dinner from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Doors open a half hour early for socializing. Advocacy during mealtimes includes listening and referrals for basic needs such as housing, food, medicine, and clothing. Health information and screenings are provided weekly by a Tompkins County Health Nurse. Loaves & Fishes also facilitates outreach of local agencies during mealtimes.

The organization also offers training opportunities in foodservice through agencies such as Experience Works and the Learning Web and work experience through volunteering, community service or internships. Loaves & Fishes is currently looking for on call volunteers, who can be called in when they are short staffed. It is also looking for clean up volunteers to come in on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. (Source)