August 2023 Newsletter

Loaves and Fishes Goes to Washington

For one week in July, CEO Jacki MacIntosh and Program Director Tom Crees attended the National Alliance to End Homelessness conference in Washington DC. They participated in small groups, attended lectures, met Missouri representatives to talk about the importance of ending homelessness, and gave our elected officials a sneak peek at our mobile H.O.M.E. unit.

As homeless advocates, we discussed legislation, including the new Missouri House Bill NO. HG1606, which negatively impacts our homeless community. Our concers were heard by Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO), Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), and their representatives, along with representatives from Senator Eric Schmidt’s (R-MO) office. We look forward to presenting at next year’s conference. Jacki MacIntosh, CEO

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Spotlight on Success!

Refugees of War

This year alone, Loaves and Fishes for St. Louis has been able to help out 13 families who are Ukrainian refugees. We’ve been providing them with over 70 monthly meals per individual, which has made a real difference in their lives. By taking care of their basic needs, we’ve been able to help these families focus on more important things, like finding stable living conditions and getting the support they need to thrive. It’s been an honor to provide this kind of support, and we are proud to be aking a difference in the lives of these families.

*Names changed to protect identity.

Help Fill Our Shelves!

The Loaves and Fishes pantry shelves are beginning to empty. We need your help in filling them back up! Items most needed:

Ramen noodles/Cup of noodles
Easy to open canned goods
Pop Tarts
Hamburger Helper
Mac n’ Cheese
Dry soup packs

Please drop off your items at either location:
Shelter – 2750 McKelvey Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Resource Center (Food Pantry location) – 2055 Concourse Drive, Maryland Heights, MO 63146

Thank you!

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Hairy Scary Trivia Night – Friday, October 13, 2023

Sponsorship Opportunities available

Ten (10) rounds of spook-tacular trivia

Silent auction

raffle and 50/50

prize for the team that bings in the most canned goods/nonperishable items

prize for the team with the best team costume

prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams

Welcome Zach!

Please give a warm welcome to our new Office Assistant, Zach Swanson!

Zach is a welcomed addition as the Office Assistant. His warm and expressive voice will greet those calling, while his pleasant smile will have our visitors instantly at ease.

Calling All Volunteer Groups!
Looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity for your group? We’d love to have you. Volunteers help create the daily boxes for the food pantry clients, organize food pantry, perform light cleaning in the shelter, and much more.

What began with a man looking for food and shelter blossomed into today’s mission and values. Join us as we continue to serve the community for many more years through our 41 Years of Service campaign. Where you can donate $41, $141, $241, or $541.

All proceeds raised stay local to support the programs of Loaves and Fishes for St. Louis because we all deserve a home.