Pictured above are Sue Nordberg-Sales Representative for Martignetti Companies-Carolina Heritage, Tricia Tompkins-General Manager of The Groton Inn and Forge & Vine, Patty Stern-Executive Director of Loaves & Fishes, Bruce Forsley-President of Shipyard Brewing Company and John Amaral-Partner & Founder-Omni Properties, LLC.

Our good friends from The Forge & Vine Restaurant in Groton (part of the Migis Hotel Group) found a unique way to support the Pantry. They sponsored a RAISE YOUR GLASS event to benefit Loaves & Fishes. When select beverages were purchased they, and their partners, donated $1 per glass to the cause. Thank you to everyone involved with this fundRAISER!



Nancy has been visiting the Pantry for the past several years since her husband became chronically ill and could no longer work. They were managing until their three grandchildren moved in because their military parents were deployed.

“We are so glad that you are here to help. We have gone from a household of two, to a household of five, overnight. God bless you. You have hearts of gold. We could not have taken our grandkids without the food we receive from Loaves & Fishes.”
                                         -Nancy, a Shirley resident

We hear these stories every day. So many are struggling. Your support allows us to continue to help our neighbors like Nancy and her family.



If you’ve made a donation recently, our sincere thanks! Your support has provided food and hope!



Thanks to the generosity of our community, we were able to provide 234 area households with all of the fixings for their Thanksgiving meal! As you enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with your loved ones, know that you’ve helped others do the same. Just a note that the Pantry will be closed from Thursday, November 25th through Sunday, November 28th. On behalf of the Board of Directors and Staff Team, thank you for your ongoing support and our best wishes for a wonderful, relaxing Thanksgiving!


Lifting and feeding our neighbors since 1983.