5 Loaves 2 Fish Kitchen


Food of the Month: October

We would like to request that garden produce of any kind be brought into the kitchen. We also need baking ingredients like chocolate chips, margarine, brown sugar, peanut butter, and raisins.

After doing some fabulous shopping at this year’s Holiday Market on October 12th , make sure to stop by for lunch at our Five Loaves, Two Fish Café downstairs. All proceeds will go towards our Kitchen Ministry! If you are available to volunteer to help either prepare food the day before, or work in the Café during the Holiday Market, please sign upon the board in the Narthex.

We’re experiencing increases in the meal requests that we are receiving from our partner agencies. My House has had additional youth seeking meals. We need to provide an additional 8 meals for them on both Thursday and Friday. Knik House numbers have fluctuated, but have increased recently too.

Several of our regular volunteers will be unavailable in the next month or two. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested is coming in for a day or two to help and see what we’re doing. We usually have a good time and maybe a sample or two of the meals we’re preparing. Sooo, if you’re available Thursday or Friday mornings around 9:00 or 9:30, we’d love to see you.

What do we do?

Five Loaves Two Fish Kitchen prepares and delivers 200 meals per week to places around the Mat-Su Valley in need of food. We prepare food for My House Homeless Teens Resource Center, Knik House, Family Promise, Next Step and many others. Our goal is to provide food for hungry people.


In 2014 the kitchen ministries of Five Loaves Two Fish was initially made possible by a construction and equipment grant from Mat-Su Health Foundation. Good Shepherd members donated in-kind labor and donated to furnish the utensils and small equipment.


The success of the kitchen mission is due to the devotion of many volunteers. Success would not be possible without the people who help with cooking and administering the 10,000 meals that were prepared in the first two years. Cooking volunteers are needed every week at 9:30 a.m. Thursday and Friday. If you are able to volunteer, please contact

Duane Hanson through our email at kitchen@goodshepluth.org.

Commercially wrapped game meat or fish is always welcome in the kitchen and will be much appreciated. We can only use it, though, if it has been processed and wrapped commercially, according to DEC regulations. If you are planning to bring in margarine, butter, game meat or fish, please notify the office in advance to allow the Kitchen staff to receive and refrigerate them.

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