The Loaves and Fish program provides nutritious dinners to food insecure and home-bound neighbors in Ossining. Free meals are delivered each Tuesday to the homes of residents in quarantine, the elderly and others unable to leave their houses, people ill with COVID-19, and our Loaves & Fish guests. Cooks from Loaves & Fish and the delivery drivers from Gullotta House follow COVID-19 protocols including social distancing.
If you would like to help, please use this link to donate. 100% of your donation will be used to purchase the ingredients we use to cook healthy dinners.
Holy Name of Mary parishioners founded the program in 1993 in response to a growing need in the community. Run in partnership with Trinity Episcopal Church, it is called Loaves and Fish, inspired by Christ’s miraculous feeding of the multitudes. We have served over 100,000 meals. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, our dinners were served in a warm and welcoming environment in the Trinity Church parish hall every Saturday evening, reaching out to the food insecure, low-income, lonely, and people with other needs. In addition to the fulfillment of worshiping God through service to our brothers and sisters, we all benefit from the fellowship and from the relationships developed between us who − from different backgrounds – come together in love for the sake of God. This website will be updated when we are able to return to our “restaurant style” dinner model following the pandemic.
Loaves and Fish is supported by 11 volunteer cooking teams whose members live in Croton, Ossining, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, and Briarcliff Manor, and by numerous friends and relatives who have joined the cooking effort to help the community during the pandemic. We are also supported by the parishioners of Holy Name of Mary, grants from the federal government and ShopRite, and by Feeding Westchester. Trinity Episcopal Church in Ossining provides kitchen facilities (and dining space when we are able to gather again.)
Fiona Matthew, Kristen Zamora, and Ken Gmoser coordinate the program.
Contact: Fiona Matthew FionaFJH@gmail.com (914) 417-7873