Loaves and Fishes Updates
In Memory of
Judith (Judy) Anne Smallwood, age 97, died on June 9, 2020 at Carol Woods Retirement Community in Chapel Hill, NC. She was loved at Community United Church of Christ in Raleigh and was a long-time supporter of Loaves and Fishes. Her family has indicated that a memorial service is not planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Loaves and Fishes Ministry, Inc., P.O. Box 14596, Raleigh, NC 27620. Her obituary can be found here.
LAF is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a Triangle Capacity-Building Network COVID 19 Nonprofit Stabilization Grant from the Triangle Community Foundation! The grant will assist us in our transition to more extensive use of technology in working with our kids and families, and support preparation for an earlier start of program once schools are back in session.
LAF was pleased to celebrate our annual Lifting Minds and Hearts fundraising event virtually on May 19, 2020. Please click the button on the right to enjoy a recording of the event. If you have not yet made a financial contribution, you may do so online or by mail - see the Donate page and thank you!
Given all the turmoil caused by COVID-19, we have not decided how to celebrate with our annual Lifting Minds and Hearts breakfast and fundraising event. As we review our options and determine the most responsible approach, we will notify our supporters through this website and other means, including our Facebook page.
In the meantime, we continue to support our youth and their families by collecting and delivering food, connecting via internet to assist on homework and provide activities. Several organizations and individuals have supported this effort - if you'd like to assist, please contact us - thanks for your continued interest and support!
Thanks to everyone who participated in Loaves and Fishes Valentine Challenge - we were able to meet our target and have achieved our matching grant of $5,000!
Our annual Chili Sale is in its final stages - if you didn't have the opportunity to place an order through our "sales" team or through our Facebook page, we still have a few quarts of our delicious Veggie Chili available. Send an email to Joe Burmester at to arrange for a pickup or delivery. It was a blast for our team, led this year by Gerry Rogers, to cook nearly 500 quarts of chili for your pleasure and to support our program - THANK YOU!