Loaves and Fishes is not your typical food pantry. We believe that all people deserve nutritious, high quality food options, and we’ve accomplished this goal by pivoting away from high sodium, sugary canned goods and pivoting towards real food: meat, eggs, fresh produce, and health pantry staples. We seek to provide food that is not only nutritious but culturally appropriate, and frequently solicit feedback from our neighbors to ensure that we are meeting these standards.
Saturday mornings grocery pick up 8-10:30 AM
We offer seasonally appropriate clothing through a unique shopping environment that centers our neighbors needs and preferences.
Saturday mornings 8-10:30
We partner with the VA in West Haven to provide our same quality bags of groceries to veterans who are unable to leave their homes due to the global pandemic.
Friday mornings 10-11:30
Warren St. Deliveries
We deliver groceries to our neighbors at the Winslow Celentano New Haven Housing authority twice a month for folks who have trouble making it to our pantry because of age or disability.
2nd and 4th Saturday mornings 9:30
The Neighborhood Health Project (NHP) offers weekly medical screenings during our hours of operation. Medical students from Yale along with an attending physician provide medical screenings, advice on pantry food choices (i ntegrated with our SWAP program), and referrals to health care services. They complete an average of 30 screenings a week.
Period@Yale provides menstrual products to our clothing closet that are given away each week. These are some of the most requested items that we give away in the closet.
The below services are currently deciding how to best navigate the pandemic and will return as soon as possible.
Community Health Workers (CHW) from Project Access are on hand every week to provide patient navigation services. They also work closely with the Neighborhood Health Project. The CHWs provide information about other services available to our neighbors, provide patient navigation services including arranging rides to appointments and reminder calls, and serve as sounding boards to neighbors’ concerns.
The Kennedy Center is on site weekly helping our neighbors fill out disability forms so that they can receive reduced public transportation ID cards. They provide a printer for photos, envelopes, and assistance with filling out the forms.
Poverty Alleviation through Washing Soles (PAWS) New Haven provides quarterly foot care clinics with medical students and doctors from Yale. These clinics include foot care, new socks, new shoes, and hygiene products.