The Enfield Loaves & Fishes Soup Kitchen is once again beginning its Springtime Challenge. Our principal fundraising drive helps to keep our doors open. The Soup Kitchen is seeking monetary donations from March 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 Enfield Soup Kitchen served 113,871 meals in 2018, including meals to hungry children and 76,422 snacks served to children participating in after school programs of Educational Resources for Children (ERFC). Another 44,165 meals were provided for home consumption in emergency situations. The reality of hunger in America is astounding. Although “Hunger Has No Season,” these winter months are extremely difficult for the less fortunate. The meal they receive at the soup kitchen may be the only meal they would have that day.
Even during difficult times, the community has shown support through their donations. This soup kitchen would not be able to stay open and continue the fight against hunger in our community without such wonderful benefactors 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. We 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, www.enfieldloavesandfishes.com.