Enfield Loaves and Fishes is a local area soup kitchen providing hospitality to all those in need by offering meals, aid, and companionship at no charge. We serve the Enfield, Ct and surrounding areas. We are a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization, incorporated in 1982. Our purpose is to feed and aid the disenfranchised. ELF provides nutritious food, aid, and comfort 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. We do this because of our abiding sense of love and our need to make a positive difference in our community and in the world.
There is no single face of food insecurity. It impacts every community in the United States
Food insecurity is a complex problem. Though food insecurity is closely related to poverty, not all people living below the poverty line experience food insecurity and people living above the poverty line can experience food insecurity .Food insecurity does not exist in isolation, as 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.