Loaves & Fishes Looks for Support


by Tony Vindell/LFN

Loaves & Fishes, a non-profit organization that provides several services to the needy including free meals, looks to add other communities for support.

Bill Reagan, executive director with the non-profit organization, said LF was created in 1991 in Harlingen and it has been serving Raymondville since February 2016.

An average of 10,000 meals are served a month in Harlingen as residents there get three meals a day.

In Raymondville, an average of 280 free meals are served each month.

LF expanded into Willacy County two years ago first serving meals twice a week. A year ago, it went to four days a week and it now serves meals seven days a week.

“We prepare and take about 50 meals a day to Raymondville,” Reagan said. “We serve about 40 to 45 meals from Monday through Friday and fewer on weekends.”

He said LF has a budget of a quarter of a million dollars to run its kitchen. The money comes from donations, grants and other sources of funding.

How about Los Fresnos?

“We like going to other communities,” he said, “but only if someone in those communities invite us.”

For more information about LF, please call 956-423-1014.

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