From the Director

April 16, 2012
April is National Volunteer Month

Seniors are struggling more than ever to meet their basic nutritional needs. Every year Loaves & Fishes Centers receives more than 2,000 requests for Meals-On-Wheels, mostly because of a senior’s inability to care for herself or because of a physical or emotional condition. This year our most significant growth is in our dining rooms. More than 16,000 more meals have been served in our centers in the first eight months of this year compared to last year. Strain on personal budgets is a key factor for the increase.

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January 13, 2012
No One Who Comes to Our Center is Alone

As we enjoyed celebrating the holiday season with our families in December, thousands of seniors without family or connections celebrated with the “family” they have found at their Loaves & Fishes center. I was visiting with a senior volunteer at one of our meals sites who told me that “no one who comes to our center is alone. We wrap them up in our friendship and they become part of our family.”

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July 20, 2011
Hunger Among the Elderly is Growing

A recently-released report from Bernard Sanders, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging, states that hunger rates among our elderly population continues to be a growing crisis. Incidents of hunger have more than doubled for poor seniors in the United States in recent years.

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April 29, 2011
Defining Your Legacy

Some people, who are touched by our services during their lives, have left gifts in their estates to be used to continue our mission of providing nutritious meals and social contact for seniors.  During the past two years of economic challenges, these special bequests have made a significant difference in allowing us to maintain services to so many in need of nutritional support.

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March 16, 2011
New Dietary Guidelines Released
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January 24, 2011
Strategic Planning Process Underway
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August 30, 2010
Budget Cuts Could Affect Services
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April 15, 2010
Time Marches On
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January 15, 2010
Remembering Mrs. Macdonald
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October 1, 2009
Understanding the Challenges
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