Loaves & Fishes’ Strategic Plan

The Loaves & Fishes Board of Directors, Staff and facilitator Tammie Foote presented Loaves & Fishes’ Strategic Plan at a breakfast meeting on June 6, 2017.

The Strategic Plan in PDF format is available here.

Why Now?

The need for help with food is growing despite the improving economy. Some data points that made now the right time:

  • A high and growing higher number of people in our area face food insecurity: 1 in 16 people overall, 1 in 6 children and 1 in 5 senior citizens.
  • Poverty rates in some of the towns we serve are 12%.
  • The poverty rate is $24,600 for a family of four with most assistance programs limited to those at 1.5 to 2 times that amount which is more than $25,000 below the $75,000 average cost of living in this area
  • The population living on fixed incomes is growing rapidly as baby boomers retire.
  • Improvements in transportation to Devens may lead to more people who need our services gaining access.
  • Hunger and food insecurity aren’t the same thing. Quality and nutritional value of food matter. As Loaves &
    Fishes has shifted to more fresh produce our storage and distribution requirements have shifted.
  • Uncertainty over funding and other support for public assistance programs.

Project Timeline

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