What to Expect on Your First Visit — video version

Watch this video to learn what to expect on your first visit to Loaves & Fishes Pantry:

In summary, on your first visit you can expect:

  • To be met by a greeter who will supply a numbered token
  • You can wait in our waiting area for your number to be called
  • The steward will ask for proof of residency such as official mail with name, address and recent date
  • The steward will help you learn about additional community and state resources
  • You will not be turned away if you are homeless
  • Optionally, sign up to visit our clothing room
  • A volunteer will call you by first name and help you with food selections
  • You’ll choose items from various categories much like shopping in a supermarket
  • In the summer we often offer a variety of fresh produce
  • We always have fresh potatoes, onions and carrots
  • You will receive a dozen eggs, margarine and cheese
  • You’ll choose meat proteins such as beef, chicken or fish
  • Bread is always available and often there are also pastries or other desserts
  • You’ll see volunteers at work re-stocking shelves and operating the pantry
  • A volunteer will assist you with your bags and set them aside while you get your transportation
  • You will pick up your bags at the private pickup area behind the pantry

Lifting and feeding our neighbors since 1983.