Donations Sought For Soup Kitchen as Number of Guests Increases

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The Enfield Loaves & Fishes Soup Kitchen is once again beginning its Springtime Challenge, our principal fundraising drive that keeps our doors open. The Soup Kitchen is seeking monetary donations through April 30. Letters were recently mailed to past benefactors, and area schools and churches, in an effort to raise money and supply food items to enable Enfield Loaves & Fishes to feed the ever-increasing number of needy people in Enfield and surrounding towns. The Soup Kitchen, located at 28 Prospect Street, served 140,211 meals in 2017, including meals to hungry children and 108,115 snacks served to children participating in after school programs of Educational Resources for Children (ERfC). Another 46,259 meals were provided for home consumption in emergency situations. These statistics reveal a 44% increase over the year. The numbers are staggering; the reality of Hunger in America is astounding. Although “Hunger Has No Season,” these winter months are extremely difficult for the less fortunate, along with the current national economic downturn.

Even during difficult financial times, the community has shown ongoing support through very generous donations. This Soup Kitchen would not be able to stay open and continue the fight against hunger in our community without such wonderful benefactors as yourselves and our gracious volunteers. Hot nutritious meals are served from Sunday through Friday starting at 4 p.m., and on Saturday starting at 11 a.m., at no charge.

We are extremely grateful for all of your support, and are looking forward to your help this year. The Board of Directors and Soup Kitchen Director Priscilla Brayson are asking the public to open their hearts and send a donation, especially during this “Challenge” to:

Enfield Loaves & Fishes, Inc.

P.O. Box 544

Enfield, Ct. 06083-0544

Donations through PayPal can also be received via our website,

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