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LOAVES AND FISHES

Mission  |  Loaves and Fishes is a ministry that provides free, nutritious meals to our neighbors in need in an atmosphere of hospitality. Loaves and Fishes is passionate about the idea that everyone is entitled to a meal with dignity.

Opportunities to Serve  | 
Volunteer with other CPC folks to help prepare, serve, and clean up after the meal. Individuals, small groups, and families with children (10 years or older) are welcome! The group will purchase, prepare, serve, and clean-up the food for the evening meal. Providing respite and hospitality to the guests from the communities is part of the evening meal service.

Bloomington  |  Volunteer with other CPC folks to help prepare the meal from 2:00-3:30PM or serve and clean up after the meal from 5:00-7:00PM on the third Friday of each month. Individuals, small groups, and families with children (10 years or older) are welcome! The location is Creekside Community Center at 9801 Penn Ave. S. in Bloomington.

Contact: Bob and Beth Nicoll at 952.835.4939 or bbnicoll@comcast.net.

Minneapolis  |  Volunteer with other CPC folks to serve and clean up after the meal. Individuals, small groups, and families with children (10 years or older) are welcome! We meet from 5:00-7:00PM on the first Thursday of each month. The location is Holy Rosary Church at 2424 18th Ave. S in Minneapolis.

Contacts: Jamie Gerritsen Holm at 612.366.6854; jamie.gerritsen@cdirad.com or Robin Redman at 952.926.3391; redma007@umn.edu.

Richfield  |  Volunteer with other CPC folks to help prepare, serve, and clean up after the meal. Individuals, small groups, and families with children (10 years or older) are welcome! We meet on the third Monday of each month from 3:30-6:30PM. The location is Hope Presbyterian Church, 7132 Portland Ave. in Richfield.

Contact: Steve Manning at 952.426.9821 or manning246@gmail.com.



MEALS ON WHEELS


You can be the highlight of someone’s day by delivering a hot meal to an Edina resident through Meals on Wheels, a non-profit program assisting those who are unable to manage meal preparation.

Contact: Margaret Kershner at 952.486.7406 or margaretkershner@gmail.com.



THE SANDWICH PROJECT: MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Each year, various organizations put together programs for Thanksgiving and Christmas to help care for those less fortunate. An honest question, pondered by those who participate is; what happens the other days of the year? The Sandwich Project was established with the other days in mind. The Sandwich Project is a grass roots organization built on anonymous donations of time, talent, and treasures. All donations are given and used with the purpose of feeding those less fortunate. Today, we are helping to feed about 4,500 people per week through various shelters and food shelves!

Contact: Tony Zosel at 612.366.4962; tony.zosel@multiplycommunications.com.

 



TRINITY MISSION FOOD SHELF

Mission  |  The Trinity Mission Food Shelf serves primarily the working poor with emergency groceries. In 2006, a total of 22,704 households (averaging 4.5 persons per household) were served. Above all, Trinity Mission proclaims salvation in our Lord Jesus Christ in caring for each other through the sharing of the gifts of this earth. Trinity Mission is pleased to be able to give 100% of all donations to assist those in need. All labor and help is completely voluntary. They are located at 836 E. Magnolia Avenue, St. Paul 55106.

Volunteer  |  Help carry on the great work of Trinity Mission by volunteering to help in one of a variety of ways! You might sort and pack groceries, replenish shelves, or assist clients on distribution days. Most of the needs are during the day, but evening or weekend opportunities are occasionally available. Retired individuals, or anyone free during the day, as well as families with older children are welcome to serve!
Putting away food - Mondays
Distribution Day - Wednesdays from 10:00AM-12:00PM

Contact: Rick Brengman at 651.774.7860.



CALVARY MEALS


Each Sunday, Calvary Church welcomes anyone in need to their table of hospitality to enjoy a warm meal. CPC coordinates and serves the meal on the fourth Sunday of each month from October through April. Volunteer shoppers are needed to spend 1-2 hours purchasing groceries on the Saturday prior to the meal. Volunteers are also needed to prepare and serve the meal on Sunday. It’s a great opportunity to serve with your small group or your whole family.

A group of 8-10 people is needed from about 1:30-4:00PM.

Contact: Lisa Hintermeister at 612.869.5070 or dlhint@marketplacehome.com.