The West District of the United Methodist Church
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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Loaves and Fishes

 

Loaves and Fishes

Loaves and Fishes is an outreach mission of the Urban Ministries Committee of the West District of the California-Pacific Conference of the United Methodist Church (UMC).  Loaves and Fishes connects and supports food ministries in United Methodist churches of the West District.

 

Food ministries at our local UM churches serve low-income or homeless patrons with groceries, served hot meals, or sack lunches. Over 32,000 meals are provided each month by food ministries UMCs in the West District. Food ministries serve everyone without regard to religion, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation and there is never a requirement to participate in any religious programs to receive food or services.

 

A short video shows a few of these ministries and their needs. Click Here for the YouTube video

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Click here for the December 2013 Newsletter

 

Many food ministry programs provide more than food, including: socks, underwear and hygiene items; referrals to legal, health and social services; showers and laundry services; and fellowship. 

 
Loaves and Fishes works to:

·        Obtain funding to support the food ministries, assist with record-keeping and applications, and distribute donations of money and goods

·        Empower food ministry leaders and volunteers with information and training in grant applications, government regulations, sources of assistance

·        Celebrate the successes of food ministries, identify needs and lessons learned

·        Utilize our United Methodist connectional system by encouraging churches that do not have food ministries to volunteer at, or donate to, existing food ministries

To support Loaves and Fishes you may:

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·        Donate by check, payable to West District Leadership-Loaves and Fishes and mailed to

The West District of the United Methodist Church
1225 West 190th Street Suite 205

Gardena, California 90248