This Friday August 28th we will be participating in a 24-hour online fundraiser called Giving is Gorges. We hope that you will take this opportunity to help us make a meaningful and long-lasting difference in our guests’ lives. Please send this email/post to all of your social media contacts and encourage everyone you know to do the same, so we can raise as much money as possible through this terrific local fundraiser. For more information and to make your own donation to support Loaves & Fishes, please visit:

For 31 years, Loaves & Fishes has provided hospitality, free nutritious meals, friendship and advocacy to Tompkins County residents. Each day, we serve and support those members of our community who are suffering from poverty, mental and physical heath challenges and personal crises of all kinds.

However, Loaves & Fishes of Tompkins County is experiencing growing pains. Since 2010 we have seen a significant increase in the number of meals we serve, now reaching over 3,000 meals each month. Unfortunately, we have also seen an increase in our operational costs for food and supplies. We rely on the contributions of local organizations and individuals to meet our budget and continue serving 36,000 free meals each year.

Encouraging your friends and family to participate in the Giving is Gorges 24 hour fundraiser this Friday and your own contribution ensures that Tompkins County residents always have a place to go when in need of food, loving kindness, and support. Thank you!

Rev. Christina Culver
Executive Director
Loaves and Fishes of Tompkins County