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Loaves and Fishes

Loaves & Fishes Soup Kitchen 






Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen was organized in February 1983 at Child's Restaurant in Pensacola, Florida. For 30 years, our goal has been to reach out to homeless men, women and children in an effort to meet their needs both spiritually and materially.



Throughout the week different volunteer crews prepare and serve meals to the public and to our shelter families. Volunteers are the heartbeat of the kitchen and because of their dedication to "the least of these" we are able to serve many men, women and children in need.



We provide emergency shelter for up to 10 families, for up to three weeks at a time. The short term crisis relief for these families includes private rooms, cafeteria style meals, parenting classes, life skills classes, counseling, clothing vouchers, haircuts, diapers, items for personal hygiene, transportation for house hunting and referrals to supporting agencies, as well as referrals to our own Transitional Housing Program.  The shelter also offers over night stays for single females, depending on availability.


Transitional Housing Program

The Transitional Housing Program (THP) is a joint Christian effort of area churches and individuals teaming up with Loaves and Fishes THP staff in order to help homeless families with children by providing a furnished home and supportive services for a period of up to two years


Thrift Store

Loaves & Fishes Thrift Store, located at 1620 N. Palafox St.  is open six days a week for your shopping convenience. Our new store hours are from 9am –5pm weekdays and 10am – 5pm on Saturday. The thrift store provides great low cost clothing, furniture, household goods, and appliances. Our prices are kept very reasonable as to give all an opportunity to afford fashionable quality clothing. You will find that our store is well organized for the ease of shopping.


We carry New furniture that are purchased at closeout rates, so we can pass saving on to customers. And also new and name brand clothing, we also carry underclothing and socks for the entire family great savings on these items.


Living Well

The Living Well offers after school tutoring during the school year to the children staying in our Emergency Shelter as well as Vacation Bible School during the summer.

The Living Well also teaches Parenting to women in the Escambia County Jail and ministers to single homeless females in our community.



Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen Needs VOLUNTEER help with:

  • meal preparation.
  • sources of employment for clients.
  • service for breakfast.
  • financial donations from individuals.
  • volunteer help during the day.
  • volunteers to help with the Thrift Store.
  • donations of food, clothing, shoes, sporting goods, tools, furniture, household items, appliances, cars and houses.
  • volunteers to work with small children.

 A detailed list of expectations is on the Loaves & Fishes site.  Click link and it will take you there.


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257 E. Lee St
Pensacola, Florida 32503

Phone: (850) 438-7616
Fax: (850)434-9388