Loaves and Fishes

Loaves & Fishes

An independent program that serves an evening meal five days a week in many locations throughout the Twin Cities area, meals are purchased, prepared and served by volunteer teams. Volunteers from St. Edward’s have been serving no-charge, no-obligation meals to the hungry of our community for more than 30 years at the St. Stephen’s Church in Minneapolis and the Creekside Senior Center in Bloomington.

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Serving Days & Locations

St. Edward’s Church is responsible for two servings days and locations:
1. St. Stephen’s Church: First Tuesdays (2211 Clinton Ave South, Minneapolis)
2. Creekside Senior Center: Fourth Thursdays (9801 Penn Ave South, Bloomington)

Site coordinators purchase the food and have it delivered to the serving site. On serving days, there is a team of St. Edward’s volunteers who prepare the meal from 2:00-3:00pm and another team that serves the meal from 5:00-7:00pm. Some volunteers serve every month, some serve every other month, and some are on our sub list to call if we need them.

Get Involved

Please contact our site coordinators to volunteer your time.

Site Coordinators

1. St. Stephen’s Site: Email Les Koob at lpkoob@gmail.com or call 952-943-8519
2. Creekside Site: Call Jerry Ehlers at 651-459-6022 or Donna Stein at 952-888-7580

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All adult volunteers are required to complete VIRTUS training and a background check.Volunteers can connect with a car pool to the serving site or provide their own transportation.

“I was hungry and you gave me something to eat,
I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink,
I was a stranger and you invited me in.” – Matthew 25:35