LOAVES & FISHES MINISTRIES, INC.
October 2019 CALENDAR (download
Sandwich Program: As you may know from watching the number of sandwiches
given out when you serve at Loaves and Fishes, we are now offering meat and
cheese sandwiches or lunch bags for clients virtually every day, Monday
through Friday, thanks to a thriving and generous volunteer commitment. All
Saints Church, Prudential, CIGNA, St. James Episcopal, The Hartford, Girls
and Boy Scouts, and several privately organized family groups regularly make
and deliver bag meals or snacks/sandwiches that we give to clients as they
leave our dining room after eating the meal. More and more volunteer groups
continue to become involved in this offering. These provide a full meal for
clients at dinner, or for family members who can't attend the noon meal. We
are also now accepting regular Wednesday donations from Big Y of fresh
produce and fruit (over 120 lbs. weekly!) in addition to our Tuesday
donations from Whole Foods. This greatly increases the food security of
clients when they are not within our facility. In fact, we have now added a
separate calendar to the kitchen wall detailing sandwich and food deliveries
ONLY, to help Mary and Hector keep track of all the wonderful donations
coming in! Take a look next time you are in our facility.
Your Hands: The Official Guide
I know you must tire of my repeated
caution with hand washing, but with flu season approaching hand-washing is
more important than ever. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
recommends washing your hands often with soap and water for a full 20
seconds; especially after you cough or sneeze, as a primary way to stay
healthy. If you are unable to wash your hands, alcohol-based hands' cleaners
also are effective. Remember! The Health Department prefers clean hands when
compared to gloves.
FINAL NOTE: The tickets we use to track meals
served in the dining room are a very real source of germs, as many of you
have noted. We are continuing to replace these tickets every Monday and
starting the week with new clean ones, to cut down on the spread of any dirt
and germs as much as possible.
WE ARE HERE FOR YOU
- We understand that sometimes you have questions about serving at
Loaves & Fishes. We are here to answer those questions! Please do not
hesitate to call us at 524-1730. Remember, when weather is difficult, the
group contact makes the decision concerning group attendance. It is always
your call. If you think you may be short on volunteers for your day, please
call us 48 hours in advance (if possible) so we can find extra help.
Thank You for Your Dedication to Our Clients