TEFAP-The Emergency Food Assistance Program Fish & Loaves is a distribution site for The Emergency Food Assistance Program, which is a Federal food commodities program. Food is distributed from Fish & Loaves on the third Thursday of each month from 10:00am-12:00pm and is for Taylor residents only. Please call Fish & Loaves at 734-442-0031 for more information. You may register to participate during the food distribution each month.
Focus: HOPE Food for Senior Citizens Senior citizens, at least 60 years of age, are eligible for additional nutrition support through the Focus: HOPE program. Focus: HOPE distributes from the Fish & Loaves Pantry on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 10:00am-1:00pm. Please call Fish & Loaves at 734-442-0031 for more information. You may register to participate during the food distribution each month.
Caseworker Services Fish & Loaves is committed to ensuring food security for our local communities, but the needs of the families and individuals served by the pantry are often broader than food. To help families and individuals assess and address wider needs, Fish & Loaves has partnered with the Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency to provide an on-site caseworker. The caseworker is on-site two days a week at Fish & Loaves for resource information and referrals. The use of caseworker services is optional for Fish & Loaves clients. Currently, there are two hundred families who are using the caseworker services which include helpful referrals as well as assistance with rent, mortgage and utility payments. To setup an appointment to meet with the Case Worker, please call Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency at 313-388-9799.
‘Cooking Matters’ Cooking & Nutrition Classes Under the leadership of a master chef and nutritionist, Cooking Matters, sponsored by Gleaner’s Community Food Bank, offers a six week cooking and nutrition program on site at Fish & Loaves Community Food Pantry. Each meeting of the free classes last two hours. Instruction on how families can prepare tasty, nutritious and inexpensive meals are provided. Participants receive a bag of groceries after each session with all of the ingredients necessary to prepare the same meal at home which they had just prepared at the pantry. At the end of the six week course, participants join the chef in a trip to a local grocery store where they receive a cookbook with other enticing recipes and a gift card for the additional purchase of groceries. Enrollment is limited to approximately fifteen participants. The cooking and nutrition classes are offered several times per year for current Fish & Loaves clients. Community Garden - Come Play in the Dirt The Fish & Loaves Community Garden Plots are located at the Taylor Goodwill Garden. Volunteers are needed to work in the garden from May through October. Whether you're a green-thumb experienced gardener or a brown-thumb novice, please join us and help Fish & Loaves in "Ensuring No One Goes Hungry".
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National Hunger Hotline Provides referrals for emergency food assistance to food pantries and organizations 1-866-348-6479. Individuals, friends and groups are encouraged to participate. If you can spend an hour, a day, or commit to coming each week, your effort will be greatly appreciated.
For additional information or to plan for your group to volunteer, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Fish & Loaves office at 734-442-0031.