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Loaves and Fishes of Tompkins County is a non-profit Christian ministry which provides a place for free meals, hospitality, companionship, and advocacy for those in need, regardless of their faith, beliefs, or circumstances.  This ministry is served from the parish house at St. John’s.

Loaves & Fishes provides free meals each weekday.  Lunch is served from noon to 1 pm every Monday, Wednesday & Friday.  Dinner is served from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm every Tuesday & Thursday.

Individuals being helped by Loaves and Fishes come from all areas of Tompkins County and include the working poor, the unemployed, the underemployed, individuals with disabilities, the homeless, people in crisis, families with inadequate public assistance and anyone in need of companionship.  Loaves and Fishes serves an average of 125 guests per weekday.  All are welcome.

Ministry volunteers for Loaves and Fishes help with a variety of activities, including: fundraising, food preparation, visiting with guests during meals, crafts, food rescue, music and entertainment at mealtimes and special projects.

Please click HERE to see a recent newspaper article about the Loaves & Fishes ministry:

If you are interested in becoming a part of this ministry, please contact Loaves and Fishes at 272-5457 or by email at: Loaves and Fishes