Help & HopeFor the Hungry, the Homeless and the Hurting

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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 2020


Meals Served


Bed Nights Provided in the Shelter


Financial Aid Provided Through Family Emergency Assistance


Services Provided in the Job Shop


Healthy Living Events & Community Health Nurse Visits

From the Blog

A Message From Bill

A Message From Bill

December 31, 2020

January 1, 2021 Friends, Jesus said this in Luke 17:10. “So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say,…

A Message From Bill

Friday Food Bags

Friday Food Bags

December 30, 2020

Starting January 8, 2021 (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon) Open to all Harlingen residents 514 South E. St. Harlingen 956-423-1014

Friday Food Bags

Staff Masks

Staff Masks

September 25, 2020

We thank Frances for getting all our staff members personalized masks. Pretty cool, huh?

Staff Masks

A Message from Pastor Bill ReaganExecutive Director

2021 marks my twelfth 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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