Call to Action
Enfield Loaves and Fishes is a soup kitchen providing meals, aid, and companionship at no charge. We are located in Enfield, Connecticut and serve anyone in need in the surrounding area. A non-profit 501(c) (3) organization, incorporated in 1982, our purpose is to feed and aid the disenfranchised.
Enfield Loaves and Fishes strives to make a difference in the life of people who live with food insecurity. We serve every meal with dignity and respect in a nurturing environment. Our volunteers, Board of Directors and staff strive to make positive difference in our community and in the world, and the strength of the organization rests on their shoulders.
There is no single face of food insecurity. It impacts every community in the United States. Food insecurity is a complex problem. Though closely related to poverty, not all people living below the poverty line experience food insecurity. Low-income families are affected by multiple, overlapping issues like lack of affordable housing, social isolation, chronic or acute health problems, high medical costs, and low wages. We are so very fortunate to have many dedicated, caring people who come together every single day to help serve a hot meal to anyone that is hungry.
Supplies are in high demand!
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.