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Volunteer Opportunities

Kids Care 2Did you know that 1 in 5 kids can’t count on three meals a day? Now, kids aged 6+ can help feed other local children by volunteering at Loaves & Fishes! In groups of 6-12 (accompanied by one adult for every 4 children), kids can learn about our mission by watching a brief video then get directly involved in one or more of the following:

  • Build emergency food boxes
  • Pack healthy snack bags for kids
  • Stuff backpacks with school supplies
  • Bundle diapers for babies
  • Fill the shelves of our grocery market

1170860_10151605466290583_835998348_nThis is the perfect opportunity for scouts, teams, faith youth groups or neighbors to spend 1-2 hours doing hands-on activities that benefit our community! For more information, email events@loaves-fishes.org.

Calling all high school students! After completing an orientation, teens can work side-by-side with a parent/grandparent in our grocery market, warehouse or parking lot! We also have Teen Time, when teens can join other teens for a volunteer shift under the leadership of our experienced volunteers. For more information, click here.

Birthday Parties

DSC_0329Are you looking for a fun children’s birthday celebration in a new setting? Consider holding your child’s birthday party at Loaves & Fishes! We have launched our KidsCare2 parties on Saturday afternoons for kids between the ages of 6 to 12 years old (limit 12 children per party). Loaves & Fishes volunteers lead interactive activities, such as a scavenger hunt, shopping spree game, and name that food game. The best part is these games are both fun AND educational!

DSC_0301We will provide the space and the entertainment, and we ask that you supply the party food and necessities. Check out the materials below for more information, and please e-mail info@loaves-fishes.org with any additional questions. We look forward to making your child’s birthday a memorable one!

Party Pack Accommodations
Party Pack Guidelines
KidsCare2 Brochure
KidsCare2 Invites

School Programs

“I Live to Give.” A Longwood Elementary student’s decorated food donation.

Loaves & Fishes loves working with schools to educate students about hunger in their community and inspire them to work to end it. Here are ways we can work together:

  • Invite a Loaves & Fishes representative to speak to your class, club, or all-school assembly
  • Organize a tour of our facility for a class or a group of grade-level representatives
  • Sponsor an all-school food drive/donation competition

Contact Jody Bender, Director of Community Engagement, at 630-355-3663, ext. 111 or at jbender@loaves-fishes.org to learn more.