LOAVES & FISHES MINISTRIES, INC.
October 2018 CALENDAR (download
As you may
know from watching the number of sandwiches given out when you serve at
Loaves and Fishes, we are now offering meat and cheese sandwiches or lunch
bags for clients virtually every day, Monday through Friday, thanks to a
thriving and generous volunteer commitment. All Saints Church, CIGNA,
Prudential Financial, St. James Episcopal, St. John's West Hartford, Girls
and Boy Scouts, and several privately organized family groups regularly make
and deliver bag meals or snacks/sandwiches that we give to clients as they
leave our dining room after eating the meal. More and more volunteer groups
continue to become involved in this offering. These provide a full meal for
clients at dinner, or for family members who can't attend the noon meal.
This greatly increases the food security of clients when they are not within
In fact, we have now added a separate calendar to the kitchen wall detailing
sandwich and food deliveries ONLY, to help Hector keep track of all the
wonderful donations coming in! Take a look next time you are in our
Washing Your Hands: The Official
I know you must tire of my repeated
caution with hand washing, but with flu season approaching hand-washing is
more important than ever. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
recommends washing your hands often with soap and water; especially after
you cough or sneeze, as a primary way to stay healthy. If you are unable to
wash your hands, alcohol-based hands' cleaners also are effective. Remember!
The Health Department prefers clean hands when compared to gloves.
: The tickets we use
to track meals served in the dining room are a very real source of germs, as
many of you have noted. We are replacing these tickets every Monday and
starting the week with new clean ones, to cut down on the spread of any dirt
and germs as much as possible.
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