Fishes and Loaves Ministry

Our Mission: Using limited resources to create possibilities that nourish the mind, body and soul

About Fishes and Loaves

Fishes and Loaves (formerly Food Pantry Ministry) was established in 1997. It is the only FCBC ministry whose purpose is to directly service members of the Harlem and greater New York City community. The ministry provides food to hundreds of families weekly who are in need of support. Specifically, Fishes and Loaves provides fresh produce and bagged groceries on Fridays and bagged groceries on the 3rd Saturday of the month.

FCBC Fishes and Loaves is an Emergency Food Relief Organization (EFRO) that distributes food to clients at any time with a referral letter from any city agency. Fishes and Loaves is made possible through the support of FCBC, grants, and donations. The ministry staff is comprised of volunteers and members of FCBC

How Can You Help?

Volunteers are needed for all pantry and  fresh produce distribution times. The  ministry asks all volunteers to arrive at least 30 minutes before commencement.

We are seeking individuals who can help in any of the following areas:

•Grant Writing & Research

•Communications (all forms)

•Client Intake and Registration

•Food Packaging & Distribution

•Set up / Clean Up

Anyone can volunteer, but in order to become a member, you must be an member of FCBC  (Journey New Member Orientation completed). Volunteers are encouraged to come whenever they can but we expect members to be more consistently involved.

There are many ways you can help your local and extended community but FCBC’s Fishes and Loaves allows you to immediately become an agent of change.

Contact us to learn how to get involved fishesandloaves@fcbcnyc.org