As the new Executive Director, I would like to take a moment to introduce myself and Assistant Director Ty Heaward. We have come on board to help Enfield Loaves and Fishes realize the mission to provide meals and fellowship to the hungry and disenfranchised within our community. We have both been very involved in non-profit organizations and excited about the work we can accomplish within the Enfield Community.
Due to COVID-19 and the subsequent variants, we have been unable to open our new building at 23 North Main Street in Enfield for indoor meal service, but demand for our services continues to increase. Last year, we implemented a “Meals to Go Program” to ensure that we would continue to meet the needs of our neighbors.
As food insecurity continues to rise, so do the costs of takeout containers, disposable utensils, and food preparation supplies. We must purchase a never-ending supply of products to keep up with demand. With our future still unclear, we are not ‘out of the woods’ and do not know the long-term health and financial effects of the pandemic. Monetary assistance will continue to be greatly needed for the foreseeable future. So many organizations are trying their best to help support our communities and make sure no one is being left behind. Soup kitchens are meeting this call with dedicated volunteers and the generosity of donors like you. We are grateful for anything that you can contribute.
Your donation will help us to:
- Acquire substantially more and better food from a variety of sources to keep up with the steadily increasing need
- Coordinate responses with other community organizations in order to direct those in need to the proper resources
- Purchase much needed supplies for Meals to Go
- Continue to keep volunteers, staff and our guests who rely on our services safe from COVID-19
Please visit enfieldloavesandfishes.org for opportunities on how to get involved with us, to sign up for our newsletter and share your email address with us! You can also read about our donors, volunteers and staff. You can find a link to donate through PayPal or Venmo for your convenience.
Stay safe and thank you in advance for your consideration.
Maya Nicole Matthews
Enfield Loaves and Fishes | 23 N Main St | P.O. Box 544 | Enfield, Connecticut 06083-0544
Phone: (860) 741-0226 | www.enfieldloavesandfishes.org