For the past 6 years, I have happily and proudly coordinated the volunteers for our Loaves & Fishes program at Hope Presbyterian Church. In that time, we have seen no fewer than five L & F company program directors come and go, we have been through a global pandemic and have changed our monthly menu to lasagna after more than a decade of chicken and ham. Oh - and we even sport newly designed baseball-type hats for our volunteers. We've seen our share of changes, but the need for localized meal preparation and distribution is stronger than ever. We've streamlined the process, simplified the menu and now offer a takeout-style drive-through food service that people almost universally prefer to the cafeteria-style service. Our little team, though small and mighty, has even been heralded as one of the best self-driven teams according to the board of directors over at L & F headquarters in St. Paul.
Why am I posting about Loaves & Fishes? The question is two-fold: first, we love our volunteers but we're always looking for fresh faces; and 2) because of changes to my work schedule, I'm stepping down as the L & F coordinator. For those who aren't aware, coordinating and volunteering at Loaves & Fishes is easy and fun -- we've got a great team and it's highly rewarding. We always meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. If you'd like information about helping with this important service to the community, please call or email me or contact the church office for more details.