Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry feeds and serves the hungry of Hancock County, striving to eliminate food insecurity in our community.
Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry was created 40+ years ago by St. Joseph’s and St. Andrew’s parishes to support our neighbors facing food insecurity — a mission that today is more relevant than ever. We're a 501(c)(3) nonprofit supported exclusively by volunteers. We receive income from individual donors, businesses, municipalities, foundations and through community fundraising events.
We treat everyone with respect, so they leave the pantry with dignity and hope as well as groceries.
The pantry is like a small grocery store, with dry goods shelves, frozen food, fresh produce tables, and a bakery area. Clients are welcomed by a friendly receptionist, and a volunteer is available to help them shop. Clients can currently shop twice a month, but with the opening of our new building in 2022, we hope to allow unlimited visits.