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 23 North Main Street served 177,245 meals in 2020, including snacks to hungry children that participating in after school programs of Educational Resources for Children (ERfC). Another 83,854 meals were provided for home consumption in emergency situations seven days a week. These statistics reveal an increase over double this year due to the pandemic. 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.
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 Executive 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, www.enfieldloavesandfishes.org