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Father Larry's Farm

Father Larry's Farm grows food for the Loaves & Fishes kitchens. The produce grown is used in salad, soup and main dish preparation to augment the produce donated to Loaves & Fishes. Find out more

 

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Brain Food

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Free Summer Meals for Children





This summer your support will help Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen continue to provide free nutritious meals at a time when it is needed most. During the summer a child’s basic needs are interrupted because they do not have access to school provided meal programs.

  • Food insecurity increases during the summer break without access to the nutrition provided by the National School Lunch Program.
  • Children may gain weight two to three times faster during the summer than during the school year as calorie-laden but nutritious-deficient food is often the cheapest, more convenient and most readily available to most low-income households.
  • Low-income youth may fall further behind in academic skills during the summer break, experiencing greater “summer learning loss” than their higher-income peers and widening the achievement gap.
  • Children who do not receive proper nutrition suffer from a lack of development. Hunger is an important issue in today’s society because it is interconnected with children’s development.
  • In the 2014 Hunger Report, statistics revealed that children who are unable to receive nutritious meals on a daily basis, tend to have further physical and intellectual difficulties such as:

    Higher risks of developing chronic health problems, doing poorly in school, dropping out, getting involved in crime, losing jobs and being unemployed .

    In order to stop hunger from causing further damage to children’s development, we as community members should work together to provide and serve nutritional food to low-income families with children. No child should suffer from hunger.

    Hunger rates in the United States remain tremendously high in part because of a weak recovery since the end of the Great Recession. Child hunger is directly related to the poverty that results from parents being unemployed or underemployed. To defeat hunger is to fight poverty at the same time. Food programs need support from community members to help children receive all the proteins and nutrition they need. It is time to gather together as a community and make a difference to a child’s future. Donate Today

Thank you AT&T and Scott & Ellen Casseday

Thank you to Scott & Ellen Cassidy who nominated Loaves & Fishes for a $5,000 grant from AT&T. On behalf of our board members, staff and especially our guests, we thank you for your generosity. We truly could not continue our mission without you.

Loaves & Fishes Backpack Drive 2014


Every Child Deserves the Most Basic School Supplies

The Loaves & Fishes backpack program is a great way to get supplies into the hands of kids who need them. When children are provided with these supplies at the beginning of the school year, it lays a solid foundation for their participation in classroom activities.

There are 3 things you can do:

  1. Become a sponsor

  2. Donate backpacks or school supplies to Loaves & Fishes
  3. Help spread the word by promoting our program to your friends, family & co-workers!


Help Our Future Generation Success!

Loaves & Fishes annually gives out backpacks and supplies to the families at our St. Maria Goretti meal program in east side San Jose. Help a child get the supplies they need for a better education.

Our goal this year: 150 backpacks

There are two ways that you can make a difference in a child's education.

1. A donation of $36 will provide assorted school supplies.
2. A donation of $66 will provide one new backpack filled with school supplies.

 

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Administrative Offices

Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen
777. North First Street, Suite 420
San Jose, CA 95112
408-998-1500

 

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