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Manna Café Ministries receives $29,000 Walmart Foundation Grant to Update Commercial Kitchen

 

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Manna Café MinistriesClarksville, TN – Recently, Manna Café received a $29,675 “Kitchen Reboot” grant from the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program. Funding will be used to update and expand the commercial kitchen at the Franklin Street location.

Each year, 23,000 hot, nutritious meals are prepared in this kitchen for Mobile Cafe, Manna Café’s soup kitchen program.

Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program gives grant to Manna Café Ministries

Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program gives grant to Manna Café Ministries

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Youth LEAP Interns Volunteer to serve at Loaves and Fishes

 

Leap LogoClarksville, TN – January 21st, 2012, the LEAP Youth Interns volunteered to support Loaves and Fishes in serving the hungry. Loaves and Fishes serves between 150-200 meals daily to the hungry six days a week and distributes food to area agencies through volunteer efforts.

Loaves and Fishes served 45,864 meals in 2011 on site. They also have a Food Distribution Center that distributed approximately 137,000 lbs. of food to 18 other agencies helping the needy.

Interns from LEAP serving at Loaves and Fishes.

Interns from LEAP serving at Loaves and Fishes.

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Loaves and Fishes seeking community support

 

The Board of Directors of Loaves and Fishes have elected to, again, participate in the Feinstein Foundation National Challenge to fight hunger in America.  Loaves and Fishes is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission of providing a warm noontime meal to the hungry citizens of our community. We have two paid employees, the Executive Director/Treasurer and Dishwasher.  We have a modest budget and need your help to meet our need.

Last year, Loaves and Fishes provided 55,052 meals to individuals at the kitchen.  There were 9,686 people that food was requested for, through the food distribution program, from area agencies over the past year. «Read the rest of this article»

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Help Loaves and Fishes to serve the hungry in our community

 

Loaves and FishesLoaves and Fishes, is a community kitchen which provides  free meals to 150-200 needy people a day, six days a week. They will be holding their annual fundraiser on October 17th, offering the community a Louisiana Cajun Dinner that includes: Cajun rice, gumbo, beans, jambalaya and breads, with pecan pralines for dessert. Tickets are priced at a $15 donation per person for the event.

They are looking for individuals and businesses to help sponsor this years event. If you, or your business can help either with a cash sponsorship, or by taking care of one or more of the items needed from the list below, you will be making a big difference! Loaves and Fishes is a 501(c3) non-profit so all donations are tax deductible.

Contact Susan Chapman via email or via phone  at 931-645-9020 to offer your assistance, or for ticketing information.

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Volunteers prepare trays of bread for heating and serving

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Think Cajun, think spices, for Louisiana night at Loaves and Fishes

 

Loaves and Fishes, which serves free meals to 150-200 people a day, six days a week, held its annual fundraiser Saturday evening, offering the community a Louisiana Cajun meal that included Cajun rice, gumbo, beans, jambalaya  and breads, with pecan prawlines for dessert. Admission was $10 per person for the event, which ran from 4-7 p.m.

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Volunteers prepare trays of bread for heating and serving

Volunteers garbed in bright purple Loaves and Fishes T-Shirts, decorated the hall on Third Street, and were ready to serve the food that had been “in preparation” for hours.

Susan Chapman, director of the non-profit Loaves and Fishes, said the event “gets better and better each year.” Raising funds is critical to the organization’s success, since “we have had over 200 people to feed on some days,” Chapman added.  The group exists on a mix of grants, public donations and support from local churches and other organizations. «Read the rest of this article»

 



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