Loaves and Fishes Feeds the Hungry in Antioch and Contra Costa

Eleanor Bonner, Operations Manager for Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa, speaks to the Antioch Rotary Club, last month.

By Allen Payton, Publisher

Representatives of Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa recently spoke to a regular weekly meeting of the Antioch Rotary Club.

Formed as a nonprofit in 1983, the Concord-based Loaves and Fishes is a network of volunteers which has expanded to one kitchen, five serving sites, including one in Antioch at the American Legion Hall on 6th Street, and supplying food to three other distribution locations. 

The meals are designed to fill the nutrional needs of people for whom it may be their only meal of the day. They receive food donations from their partners: Costco, Lucky, Safeway, Trader Joe’s, Lunardi’s, Aidells, The Cheesecake Factory and the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano.

Operations Manager Eleanor Bonner and Development Director Joleen Lafayette shared the growing statistics with the Rotarians.

In the 27 years feeding the hungry in Contra Costa County, Loaves and Fishes has served over 3.5 million meals. Currently they serve 10,000 hot meals each month.

graphic courtesy of Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa

They are open every week day except for July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

For more information or to donate funds or food or to volunteer, visit www.loavesfishescc.org.

Joleen Lafayette, Development Director for Loaves and Fishes, shares statistics and how people can support the organization.

For more information about the Antioch Rotary Club, which has been serving Antioch and the world since 1947, visit www.AntiochRotaryClub.org.

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Joleen Lafayette of Loaves & Fishes

Loaves & Fishes meals served chart

Loaves and Fishes logo slogan & stats

Eleanor Bonner Loaves & Fishes

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