In the early morning hours of Monday, January 30, someone broke into St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church and stole our safe. The safe contained the proceeds from a benefit concert for our Loaves and Fishes hot meals program. The program serves hundreds of meals each weekend for homeless and low-income people in Columbia Heights, and has for the past 50 years. Loaves and Fishes relies on donations to fund its operations and was counting on that money. We are grateful any assistance you can provide. Please support our emergency request – Click HereRead More →

This story begins in the month of Ramadan, the month of fasting observed each year by Muslims, which ran last year from June 16 to July 17. Salma Jordan and some of her friends were looking for places where they could carry out their plan to perform 30 days of service as part of their observance of the holy month, during which Muslims abstain from food and drink from dusk to dawn. Someone mentioned Loaves and Fishes to her, she was in touch with Denize Stanton-Williams, the L&F program manager, and soon thereafter the group, accompanied by Esther Jordan, Salma’s mother, pitched in on theRead More →