In 1995, volunteers from St. Piux X began providing one meal a month for the Emergency Shelter Food Program. This effort was the foundation of Loaves & Fishes of the Fox Valley, Inc.
Important moments in the history of Loaves & Fishes of the Fox Valley Inc.
Nineteen churches join the Emergency Shelter Food Program (ESFP).
The Community Meal moves to Trinity Lutheran Church in Appleton.
The Community Meal begins serving a third meal per week on Friday nights.
Loaves & Fishes provides volunteers every day of the year to cook and serve at the Emergency Shelter.
Wellness aspect added by Faith in Action, which provides private health screenings, consultations, and referrals.
The Community Meal moves to the Salvation Army building in Appleton as a temporary location after Trinity Lutheran Church is sold.
Successful pilot program results in establishing The Community Meal serving every Monday night at St. Joe’s Middle School, guests numbering 35+/night.
The Community Meal begins serving an additional meal per week on Wednesday nights, routinely serving over 100 guests per meal.
The Community Meal moves to its new permanent location at the St. Therese Activity Center 213 E. Wisconsin Avenue in Appleton.
Loaves & Fishes celebrates its 25th anniversary, shifts to take-out meal option due to the pandemic.
Loaves & Fishes of the Fox Valley, Inc.
Serving community meals since 1995
Loaves and Fishes of the Fox Valley, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-exempt.
P.O. Box 1562
Appleton, WI 54912