Fish & Loaves does not charge clients for any services provided and depends upon financial and food donations from churches, community organizations, local businesses, individuals, schools, the U.S. Postal Service Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, grants and fundraising events.
All contributions go directly to stocking shelves with food and to cover rent and utility expenses.
Your donation to Fish & Loaves is only a click away. You can help in “Ensuring No One Goes Hungry” in the communities we serve by simply providing the requested information below. All information is confidential.
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In addition to the generous food donations made by our communities, Fish & Loaves purchases a standard set of items that stock our shelves on a regular basis. These items are purchased from Gleaner’s Community Food Bank through monetary donations made to Fish & Loaves. By means of bulk purchasing, Fish & Loaves is able to stretch every donated dollar. For instance, for the price of a single jar of peanut butter from a retail store, Fish & Loaves can buy 2-3 jars for clients from bulk suppliers. With every donated dollar, Fish & Loaves is able to provide all the food necessary for three meals to a family in need. Due to low overhead costs and an all-volunteer workforce, Fish & Loaves is able to devote the majority of all donations received to the purchase of food used by our clients. Since Fish & Loaves is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, donations are also tax-deductible. We appreciate the financial support of individuals, as well as area businesses, foundations, and fraternal groups. Please contact Fish & Loaves for more information about becoming a sponsor.
Corporate and Organizational Donors
Atlas Oil - Taylor Baker College – Allen Park Colina Foundation - Southgate DTE Energy – Detroit Ford Motor Company Fund – Dearborn Fritz Enterprises/Huron Valley Steel - Trenton The Kitch Group, P.C. – Detroit Load One - Taylor Masco Corporation - Livonia Rotary Club-Taylor & Allen Park Shwedel Dental – Taylor City of Taylor – Taylor Taylor F.O.P. - Taylor Taylor Professional Firefighters Local 1252 - Taylor UAW Region 1A – Taylor UAW Ford National Program - Detroit United Way of Michigan - Detroit Wal-Mart Corporation – Taylor
50/50 Partnerships - Roster
Fish & Loaves was launched as a community mission project by a group of churches with diverse backgrounds. Many more churches have since lent their support to Fish & Loaves’ mission of “Ensuring No One Goes Hungry” in the seven communities we serve. Your congregation or organization is invited to become one of the fifty plus congregations and groups pledging $50 or more per month to support Fish & Loaves as it helps individuals and families in need. Even if they do not live within the seven communities that Fish & Loaves serves, all 50/50 partnering churches are able to refer active members of their own congregation for food assistance by filling out the attached file and either faxing to (734) 442-5043 or emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know if you are interested in becoming a 50/50 church or organization. We would be glad to provide a speaker explaining the Fish & Loaves ministry and its benefits to the community. The 50/50 contributions should either be sent directly to Fish & Loaves at 25670 Northline Road, Taylor, Michigan 48180 or through the Donate Now Button found on the Donate page. You will receive a year-end acknowledgment of your congregation’s donation. In addition, a special certificate from Fish & Loaves will be mailed to your church or organization honoring your generous partnership support.
Our 50/50 Partners - Churches
Allen Park Church of the Nazarene - Allen Park Allen Park Presbyterian Church - Allen Park Allen Road Missionary Baptist – Taylor American Hungarian Reformed Church - Allen Park Beacon Baptist Church - Taylor Bethesda Baptist Church - Allen Park Blessed Hope Christian Church – Lincoln Park Charity Baptist Church - Brownstown Cherry Hill Baptist Church - Dearborn Heights Christ the King Episcopal Church - Taylor Christian Church of Allen Park - Allen Park Cross Point Free Will Baptist – Allen Park Downriver New Covenant Church - Taylor Evangel Baptist Church – Taylor Fair Haven Church Assembly of God, Inc. – Dearborn Heights Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church - Taylor First Baptist Church - Romulus First Missionary Baptist Church - Brownstown Forecast For Life Church - Southgate Gateway Church of Christ - Southgate Gethsemane Baptist Church - Taylor Gilead Baptist Church - Taylor Grace Church - Allen Park Greater Grace Temple - Taylor Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church - Grosse Ile Township Harvest Worship Center Church of God of Prophecy - Taylor Heritage Free Will Baptist Church - Taylor Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church - Riverview Journey of Hope Community Church – Taylor Kirby Free Will Baptist – Flat Rock Life Bridge Church - Taylor Lincoln Park Church of Christ - Lincoln Park Metro City Church - Taylor Mt. Hope Lutheran Church & School - Allen Park New Hope Assembly of God – Taylor New Wine Community Church - Taylor Northline Baptist Church – Taylor Old Time Religion Tabernacle No 1 - Romulus Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church - Taylor Our Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church - Taylor Parkside Church of Christ - Dearborn Heights Peace Lutheran Church - Southgate Rivers of Living Water Church – Taylor Sacred Heart Catholic Church – Grosse Ile Southminster Presbyterian Church – Taylor Southpointe Church - Trenton St. Alfred Catholic Church - Taylor St. Constance Catholic Church - Taylor St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church – Allen Park St. George Greek Orthodox Church - Southgate St. John's Lutheran Church and School - Taylor St. Kenneth Catholic Church – Plymouth Township St. Linus Catholic Church - Dearborn Heights St. Paul United Church of Christ - Taylor St. Stephens Byzantine Catholic Church - Allen Park Taylor Center Baptist Church - Taylor Taylor Christian Center – Taylor Transfiguration Lutheran Church - Taylor Trenton Church of Christ - Trenton Twin Oaks Christian Church - Woodhaven Unity Lutheran Church – Riverview, Southgate, and Taylor Campuses Victory Baptist Church – Taylor Victory Center Ministries - Taylor Wick Road Baptist Church – Taylor World Deliverance Temple Church - Dearborn Heights Zion Baptist Church – Taylor
Our 50/50 Partners - Individual Donors
Charles & Marjorie Barnard Elizabeth Ostrowski
Fish & Loaves Community Food Pantry benefits from food drives throughout the year. Those donating items can drop them off at the pantry during regular store hours or at pre-arranged times. Volunteers from Fish & Loaves are also available to pick up larger food donations. Please contact our Operations Manager, Bob Cooper at 734-442-0031 to make special arrangements.
Retail Store Food Donations
Fish & Loaves welcomes food donations from area retail stores. Our large, commercial-sized freezer and refrigeration units allow us to receive, store, and re-distribute perishable items that smaller pantries cannot accommodate, including meat, milk, eggs, and cheese to our clients.