Welcome to the Loaves and Fishes Benevolent Society website. We are a non-profit charity located in central Red Deer, Alberta. We provide many front line programs and services to the disadvantaged and less fortunate and includes: the homeless, the disabled, Aboriginals, those fleeing abuse and individuals and families facing poverty.
We see over 46,000 people clients through our doors each year and feed over 27,000 people through kitchen and Hot Dinner Program. We provide approximately 800 complete nutritious food hampers to individuals and families facing hunger who may not qualify for other programs such as the food bank. Our School Lunch Program provides over 33,000 nutritious lunches to hungry school children each year as well.
Our social workers, through our comprehensive Outreach Program, serve those facing homelessness, unemployment and poverty by providing supports and resources to help them secure housing, employment, funding and assistance in the community. We also drive individuals to such appointments to ensure they receive the help they need. We also host volunteer Social Work Students who complete social work hours and internships at our facility here in central Red Deer.
Loaves and Fishes is operated totally 100% by the donations of funds, volunteer hours, food and items we receive from the community. We employ six full-time and three part-time employees who are totally supported by volunteer resources. We accept donations of funds, clothing, food as well as welcome your volunteering at Loaves and Fishes. Team work makes the dream work…and we work ta Loaves and Fishes to support everyone who comes to us in need. Donate or volunteer with us today….for more information, contact us at 403-347-1844 or email email@example.com