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.
MAY 2018 UPDATE:
Check out these great photos from the Loaves and Fishes Memorial Day BBQ! Many thanks to all who came to help and celebrate with us on Monday.
You never know who you might meet that will impact your life! This video contains portions of an interview with Bill Mackaye and Ellen Baynard talking about Maurice Melville Meredith, a former guest of the Loaves and Fishes program.
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS!
As many of you know, the Loaves and Fishes program was founded in 1968, which means this year is our 50th ANNIVERSARY! To celebrate 50 years of service in the Columbia Heights neighborhood, we have several projects and events planned. We are excited to celebrate the history of the program, our guests, and the volunteers who have helped develop and influence the program throughout the years.
The above video is the third in a series of videos we are calling the Loaves and Fishes Oral History Project. The goal of this project is to collect and preserve stories and insights from people who have seen the program grow and change during different times since its founding. The third video is a bit longer than the first two, but it is a really interesting story about a regular guest at Loaves and Fishes the Bill Mackaye got to know.
You can find all three of the Oral History Project videos on our YouTube channel.
SAVE THE DATE:
On June 23, Loaves and Fishes will be partnering with Words, Beats, and Life to put on a community event highlighting both organizations!
"Words Beats & Life began as a Hip-Hop conference at the University of Maryland in the fall of 2000; our founders worked to create a vehicle to propel individual lives and communities through Hip-Hop. Today, Words Beats & Life uses a holistic approach to youth and community development that involves Hip-Hop artists, scholars, educators, activists, and allies."
Look out for more details about this event over the next month!
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