Loaves & Fishes

Loaves & Fishes

Feeding Our Hungry Neighbors

Loaves and Fishes (L&F) have served meals to those in need in our community since 1982 and our parish has served alongside them for over 30 years. People from all across our parish help us prepare, serve, and clean-up L&F dinners 3-4 times each year. This is a great way for families to serve together!

COVID-19 Response Update: L&F continues to serve meals using a take-away only model. They strive to meet the ever-increasing demand – July saw the highest number of meals served in a month span in the organization’s history. For some perspective, L&F served 126,134 meals in July 2019 compared to 505,000 meals in 2020!

NEXT SERVICE DATE: Sunday, November 8 (Watch our Events listing for sign-up as we get closer to this date)

SERVING LOCATION: Woodlake Lutheran Church (2120 76th Street West, Richfield)

TIME COMMITMENT: There are several “shifts” available; none of which require more than 2 hours of time.


  • Meal Preparation: 2 hours; no prior cooking experience necessary; an on-site chef guides the entire process. CHILDREN/YOUTH: Ages 13+
  • Serving & Clean-up: 2 hours; serving is easy and clean-up is a snap with well-organized direction and an on-site dishwasher. CHILDREN/YOUTH: Great for kids age 6+; must be accompanied by a parent.


MINISTRY CONTACT: Contact Shannon Case through the church office, office@ststephens.com.