Our Story

Loaves and Fishes is committed to meeting the needs of our neighbors through our focus on community and through our commitment to meeting folks where they are at. This has been an integral part of our organization since our humble beginning in 1982 when our founder Hanne Howard started stocking St. Paul and St. James Church with food for our neighbors in need.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A decade later, when our neighbors voiced a need for clothes, retired priest, Joan Horwitt, inspired us to open a clothing closet. Today, Joan’s Closet is stocked with quality and seasonally appropriate clothes that offers our neighbors a clothing store experience at no cost.

In line with our history, Loaves and Fishes continues to be in constant conversation with our neighbors to find out what services they need and how we can best deliver them.     

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