LOAVES & FISHES MINISTRIES, INC.
February 2018 CALENDAR (download
Volunteer Recognition - We are very glad to recognize the tremendous work that St. James's Episcopal Church's volunteer group accomplishes every month on behalf of our clients at Loaves and Fishes. St. James's has had a strong partnership with Loaves and Fishes for a very long time, as they have been serving a monthly meal in the soup kitchen for over 21 years. But for the last thirteen (13!) years, their volunteers have also found additional ways to contribute by staying after church EVERY Sunday to make 300 sandwiches for our soup kitchen clients! These bologna and cheese sandwiches are delivered to our door every Monday, fresh and ready to be handed out as clients leave the dining room after our noon meal. Not only do our clients love the sandwiches (bologna is always a favorite), but the incredible commitment to our program and to our clients that this ongoing sandwich program demonstrates is truly remarkable. St. Jame's have become an example for many others who now provide excellent sandwiches for clients too! Many, many thanks to you all!
Please remember that when you are providing food for the meal to
include the coffee and tea as well. Clients love their coffee and tea and we
have run out numerous times.
VOLUNTEER LISTS -
Thank you to all who have signed in to our Volunteer Sign-In
binder. This is most helpful, as we must have the names and addresses of all
volunteers. This is a legal matter that is now required by State
regulations. We must be able to contact volunteers if needed. If any of your
volunteers are concerned about receiving solicitations in the mail, please
advise them that the maximum number of items mailed from us each year is 4.
Many new individuals join groups during the year and many have volunteered
for years so it is wonderful to have contact information for as many of you
as possible. Those of you volunteering in the soup kitchen, please keep it
up! Volunteer Sign-In book remains in the dining room; please fill it out
when you are present. We appreciate the names, addresses and phone numbers
of anyone in your group: cooks, servers, shoppers, ANYONE! Please share
other names via e-mail (email@example.com), fax: 249-2871, or put them in
the Volunteer Sign-In book. Many thanks.
The Walk Against Hunger - Saturday, May 5!!!
The 35th Annual Walk Against Hunger is Saturday, May 5, 2018. Please note the change in day! Many of you have supported us in the past, and more than ever we need you to consider putting together a team to sponsor us in the walk this year. More next month! This is Loaves & Fishes' major fundraiser, and has become more important as fewer funds become available for food programs. We truly need you to join our effort.
WE ARE HERE FOR YOU
- We understand that sometimes you have questions about serving at Loaves & Fishes. We are here to answer those questions! Please do not hesitate to call us at 524-1730.
Remember, when weather is difficult, the group contact makes the decision concerning group attendance. It is always your call. If you think you may be short on volunteers for your day, please call us 48 hours in advance (if possible) so we can find extra help. (524-1730)
Thank You for Your Dedication to Our Clients