Dear friend of Loaves & Fishes,
In 1933, in the heart of the Great Depression, the Catholic Worker Movement was begun by Dorothy Day who fed the poor and unemployed soup and bread to assuage their hunger. Since then numerous Catholic Worker communities have sprung up across the United States and abroad. Loaves & Fishes was founded on the CW philosophy, based on Matthew 25: “I was hungry and you fed me” etc. The following quote is from Dorothy Day, and we share it with you.
Every day at Loaves & Fishes, the dinner bell rings at 11:30 AM, calling our guests to the noon meal, the center of the ministry of Loaves & Fishes. The banquet at which we break bread with our guests. The meal that you and your hard work and donations provide. The community which you, our donors and volunteers, have created with and for our guests.
Thank you for your part in this compassionate coming together, the bringing together of time, almsgiving and prayer to create this community at Loaves & Fishes. Prayers for rain have been answered, and we now rejoice in preparation for Spring and Easter. The spirit of resurrection swirls around us. We hope and pray this resurrecting spirit brings you peace and hope.
We cannot thank you often enough and pray that you continue to help us provide this ministry of hospitality and community.
Sr. Libby Executive Director
P.S. Be sure to check out our monthly needs list and see if you can help provide much needed items and resources for our guests..