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Loaves & Fishes of the Rio Grande Valley

Help & Hope for the Hungry,

the Homeless & the Hurting

514 South E Street

Harlingen, TX 78550


Phone: 956-423-1014

Fax: 956-423-3051

Email: office@lfrgv.org

When I was hungry . . .

You did it for me.

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Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”

(Mark Twain)


I did some travelling this summer. Theresa and I celebrated 40 years of marriage with a trip to Paris. We also had the opportunity to see her mother, our extended families and our daughter.


I have always believed that vacations are good for you. I expect our employees to take all their vacation time and I take my entire vacation as well.


Time off is important for everyone, but especially in a job like ours at Loaves & Fishes. Our staff copes well, but we  see many difficult challenges and need to step back at times for perspective and rest.


The best thing about travel for me is that travelling reminds me how unimportant I am. Paris, St. Louis, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and the rest of the world get on just fine without me. So did Harlingen while I was gone.


Our problems may be big in our eyes, but when you travel you see that they’re not so big after all.


Some people have it better than we do. Others (most) cannot even dream of the kind of life we have in the United States.


With a little good will, a bit of humility and a smile you can make a friend anywhere in the world.


Help & Hope for

the Hungry,

the Homeless &

the Hurting