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Loaves and Fishes DC

Loaves and Fishes has been providing free midday hot meals on Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of the District of Columbia for more than 40 years. The program imposes no eligibility requirements for participation; guests define their own need for a meal. Last year, we served more than 30,000 meals to over 20,000 guests, an average of 275 meals and 180 guests each day we were open. Loaves and Fishes’ volunteer practices were cited twice by Fannie Mae as best practices for youth programs. Our collaboration with Samaritan Ministry’s Urban Experience Program, in which youth share a meal with our guests, and our practice of using youth volunteers to prepare and serve food, were cited as examples of effective youth education techniques. Our meals fulfill USDA dietary guidelines. They offer a serving of protein, usually chicken that has been trimmed of fat and baked, at least one vegetable or fruit and usually two, a grain, and a small dessert. In our recent survey, many guests noted quality of food among their reasons for coming to Loaves and Fishes.
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Loaves and Fishes DC shared Edward Grandi's post.Sunday, November 26th, 2017 at 2:19am
Loaves and Fishes is truly blessed to have Brother as our head chef. Here he is in the company of two chefs making magic in our kitchen on the third Sunday.
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Loaves and Fishes DC shared Oasis Foundation Inc's post.Sunday, November 26th, 2017 at 2:14am
Thank you for making third Sunday amazing!
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Loaves and Fishes DCSunday, November 26th, 2017 at 2:09am
The past week starting last Sunday has been a busy one with new friends from Oasis Foundation, Inc. and others helping with preparing and serving the meal. Thanksgiving preparation began right after we finished that meal. The dedicated staff and volunteers worked until Wednesday night getting a perfect meal together for Thursday. There is much to be thankful for and we are, everyday of the year!
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Loaves and Fishes DCSaturday, October 7th, 2017 at 6:12am
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Loaves and Fishes DCTuesday, August 29th, 2017 at 3:32am
The Summer Challenge is on... visit our GoFundMe page for details... https://www.gofundme.com/L-FSummerChallenge
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Loaves and Fishes DC shared Denize Stanton-Williams's post.Monday, August 21st, 2017 at 4:57am