5 Loaves 2 Fish Kitchen
Our Five Loaves Two Fish Kitchen continues to
respond to any requests for food that we can
possibly manage. Since our Kitchen Ministry first started, we have been
making separate meals, such as the chicken alfredo special meals shown here,
for individuals in our community and congregation who are struggling with
illness or loss. We also make casseroles each week that are frozen by our
partners at Family Promise and given out to families that are struggling to feed
their families. We have even been baking extra cookies each week for several
months now for our congregation to enjoy between services. When Pastor
Rick recently let us know that the folks in Trapper Creek were asking for
monthly lasagna casseroles, we stepped right up to make that happen.
All of these extra blessings are added to the 90+ meals that we send out each
week to our partner agencies. Our Kitchen is only able to sustain these
blessings through the generosity of all of you! We thank you for your
donations of time, food, and funds!
For our Food of the Month throughout April, we sure would appreciate
receiving white bread flour, as well as any ingredients for our monthly lasagna
meals, such as pasta sauce, large lasagna noodles, shredded mozzarella
cheese, canned mushrooms and/or hamburger. Dried goods can be placed in
the bucket in the Narthex at church. If you are bringing meat or cheese, please
call the office first to make sure someone is there to receive and refrigerate.
Your monetary donations are needed now more than ever, as our food budget
is running lower than we’d like. If you find it in your heart to share, please
bring in or mail a check made out to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, with
Five Loaves Two Fish Kitchen Ministry written on the memo line. You can
also donate through Simply Giving by designating a one time, weekly, or
monthly donation to our Kitchen. Finally, you can donate by using the QR
code mentioned by Stewardship or by using your credit card in our square
after Worship on Sundays.
If your New Year's resolution is to do some meaningful volunteer work this year, while having fun with your church family, stop by our Kitchen downstairs on a Thursday or Friday morning. You can either contact Duane Hanson ahead of time by emailing Kitchen@goodshepluth.org or just stop by about 9:00am on one of those mornings. Ring the doorbell if the door is locked.
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 email@example.com.
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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