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About Loaves & Fishes of the Rio Grande Valley

Loaves & Fishes of the Rio Grande Valley is one of those few organizations that cut across every ethnic, cultural and socio-economic barrier. Hunger and homelessness is not race or class specific. Most Americans are about one paycheck or serious illness away from the reality most of our clients face every day. At Loaves & Fishes, we offer help and hope to our community through the following services:

Bread of Life Dining Hall

Serves free hot and nutritious meals to anyone in need of a plate of food. Bread of Life Dining Hall

Family Emergency Assistance

Provides short-term assistance for rent or utilities, and food bags. Family Emergency Assistance

Great Physician Healthy Living

Offers basic health and wellness education and services. Great Physician Healthy Living

The New Hope Job Shop

Offers GED Preparation, Computer Classes, and Job Assistance. The New Hope Job Shop

Harvest Table Food Pantry

Distributes food bags containing canned goods and other items. Harvest Table Food Pantry

Open Arms Homeless Shelter

Provides temporary residence and assistance for homeless individuals. Open Arms Homeless Shelter

Our Impact in 2019

167,197

Meals Served

10,442

Bed Nights Provided in the Shelter

$116,773

Provided Through Family Emergency Assistance

6,913

Services Provided in the Job Shop

3,751

Healthy Living Events & Community Health Nurse Visits

From the Blog

HOMELESS PREVENTION

HOMELESS PREVENTION

June 16, 2020

Low to moderate income renters in Upper Cameron or Willacy County may be eligible for rental or utility assistance through Loaves & Fishes' Homeless Prevention…

HOMELESS PREVENTION

Back to Normal?

Back to Normal?

June 4, 2020

Like every other business, church and organization Loaves & Fishes is finding a new normal. We are accepting volunteers in the kitchen once again. There…

Back to Normal?

ESG CARES Act

ESG CARES Act

May 28, 2020

Everyone has heard of the 2.2 trillion dollar stimulus package, the Corona Virus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Some of that money has…

ESG CARES Act

A Message from Pastor Bill ReaganExecutive Director

2020 marks my eleventh year as executive director of Loaves & Fishes. I was ordained a pastor in 1983. Loaves & Fishes is my longest tenured ministry position. I am also the longest serving executive director of our organization.

I am frequently asked to give tours of the building. I am always proud to show the community the wonderful work our team does to bring Help & Hope for the Hungry, the Homeless and the Hurting.

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