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Loaves and Fishes Shelter Dinners

Loaves and Fishes

The abbreviated term of “Loaves and Fishes” refers to the miracle of Jesus “Feeding the Multitude” with loaves of bread and fish.

At St. Mark’s, we use the term associated with a program that supports the two homeless shelters in the Mount Vernon District of Fairfax County.  Once a month, volunteers purchase food and cook at each shelter, proving both nourishing food (generally from scratch not already prepared).  In addition, volunteers assist at the shelter to prepare Friday meals.