Update: Loaves & Fishes “Spring Into Action 5K” will continue in the spirit of the Great Food Walk for 2021!
Loaves & Fishes invites those interested in the Great Food Walk to our 2021 “Spring Into Action 5K” virtual walk/run/hike/bike to support our neighbors in need.
For more information, please visit walk.loavesfishespantry.org
A Letter from the GFW co-chairs…
It is with deep gratitude and humility that we share news of the Great Food Walk. First off, in this strange and unpredictable time, we wholeheartedly thank everyone for supporting the virtual GFW last spring raising $9,885 – a wonderful effort and so very much appreciated by Loaves & Fishes and Sharing, Inc. Your commitment to the mission does not go unheralded when challenges and distractions abound.
An elderly gentleman, who lives alone, visited the Pantry today. He told us “I only go to the Pantry, nowhere else. Your smiles make me feel welcome, safe and respected.” When we asked how he could see our smiles beneath our masks, he replied, “I see it in your eyes.”
Do your eyes smile?
If you need some help with groceries, please visit us. We will be open on Wednesday & Friday, January 27th & 29th, from 9:00am-12:00pm.
As 2020 comes to a close, let’s take a moment to reflect on the difference we’ve made together…
Tracy is a single mom of five who lives in her own home in Shirley. She holds an advanced degree and until recently, had a great job.
“Because I knew there were many families struggling, I donated my stimulus check to the Pantry back in April. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, I lost my job this past summer. I’ve never had to use a pantry before, but, I had bills to pay and my children to feed. Thanks to the generosity of so many wonderful donors and volunteers, my children and I enjoyed a delicious Christmas dinner. There were only a few presents under our tree this year, but that didn’t matter because we received the best gift of all – the gift of hope! Thank you to everyone who supports the Pantry. You’ll never know how much of an impact you make.”
On behalf of Tracy and the many other families who depend upon the Pantry, my sincere thanks for your generosity this past year. My best for good health and peace in 2021!
Patricia A. Stern