Loaves & Fishes

Mission Statement

To provide healthy meals to Minnesotans in areas where need is greatest.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments In 2020, we quickly and responsibly scaled our work to meet the increased need when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. We rescued 7.5 million pounds of food compared to 2.9 million in 2019. We were able to increase our meal numbers from 1.3 million served in 2019 to 4.4 million in 2020.
Current Goals We watch each week closely so we can continue to rescue the correct amount of food to keep pace. We want to be able to feed anyone who is hungry, and we anticipate another 4+ million meals served this year.
Community or Constituency Served We are always guided by our vision that all people, regardless of socioeconomic, cultural, religious, or ethnic background, deserve to meet their basic needs for food, dignity and respect.
Geographic Area Served Minnesota

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 04/01/2021

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721 Kasota Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: 6123779810

General Information

Alternative Name: Loaves & Fishes
EIN: 41-1421522
Principal Staff: Catherine Maes
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 27.23
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 314823
Ruling Year: 1983


Board Chair: Emily Carpenter
Number of Board Members: 17
Board Meetings with Quorum: 10
Average Member Attendance: 9.7

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