To our loving and supportive community and friends:
As you know, we at Loaves and Fishes take doing God’s work very seriously. Our mission is to “serve the community in Jesus’ name” and to be his hands and feet in every possible way. Because we take this responsibility very seriously, we need to adapt the way we will be serving to our community’s current situation. Because we take the health, safety, and well being of our fellow community members, volunteers, and staff as our utmost priority, we have made the difficult decision to adhere to the most recent town mandate and suspend our non-essential services. We want to do our part to minimize the impact of the spread of the coronavirus on our neighbors, loved ones, families, and friends. We will continue to serve this community in Jesus’ name, it will simply look a bit different for a little while. We will continue having our weekly food bank on Mondays; however, the thrift stores will be closing until the mandate is lifted and the threat of widespread illness has passed. We understand the inconvenience this may impose upon our dear customers but prioritize keeping each other safe and healthy. While we may not be able to be together, we will continue to spend time praying for each other, including our other local businesses who cannot remain open and being supportive to those in our community who may need service in other ways. We encourage you to reach out to those near you who may need help getting groceries, prescriptions, or other necessities, pray with someone, tell a story, or just make a phone call to those who may need a friend. In such uncertain times, we place our hope in the ultimate protection and provision of the One who has blessed us with such a wonderful community to serve and protect. Please know that in case of need, we encourage you to reach our office at 252-838-9035 and we will be happy to assist in any way possible. We look forward to seeing you all soon. In the meantime, we will continue doing our best to be His hands and feet. This is, unfortunately, a time that we must keep the hands extra clean and the feet at home as much as possible.