Welcome to Miracles, the Loaves and Fishes newsletter! This is the program’s way of keeping our friends and supporters up to date on happenings at the program. It’s also a periodic reminder that we need your continuing support of our work serving those of our neighbors who need a free hot meal on Saturdays, Sundays and federal holidays.
The Loaves and Fishes convection oven broke this month, hindering our ability to provide warm meals to our guests. Thanks to the Bou Foundation, we have a shiny new oven! Check out the story at the bottom of this newsletter for more info!
Please join us on September 29 from 1PM-4PM to celebrate the 50th ANNIVERSARY of Loaves and Fishes! The event will include:
Dessert, refreshments, conversation, and music from the Cromwell Jazz Quartet.
Acknowledgment of the financial and in-kind contributions during the past year.
Recognition of Ed Bou and the Bou Family Foundation for their many years of support of the Loaves and Fishes Program.
Recognition of the volunteers who have helped the program thrive over the past 50 years.
Generous Gift from the Bou Family Foundation
As some of you know, the Bou Family Foundation has been a steady and generous supporter of the Loaves and Fishes program for many years. In late July, the convection oven in the L&F kitchen broke down, and needed expensive repairs or replacement. Without the convection oven, it is difficult to cook all of the hot food needed to serve all Loaves and Fishes guests. As a result, Loaves and Fishes was unable to provide hot food for a couple of weekends.
Stephen Bou heard about the convection oven problem from his son, a Loaves and Fishes volunteer. Mr. Bou called Bill MacKaye and offered to pay for the new oven. What a WONDERFUL gift from the foundation! The cost of the oven, its installation, and the removal of the old equipment was a bit over $5,000. Wow! We at Loaves and Fishes and our guests are enormously grateful.
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