Loaves and Fishes Coat Drive

Luke 3:11, "The person who has two coats must share with the one who doesn't have any."

  • We will be collecting gently used and new coats for the guests at Loaves & Fishes. All sizes are needed, especially men's
    XL or larger.
  • We will also be collecting "hoodies."
  • There are decorated drop boxes located in the atrium.
  • As the weather turns colder, think of donating a coat to someone in need; it will warm your heart.

Deadline for donations: Sunday, December 9

Questions, contact: Jackie Terauds 952.934.2231.

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Loaves and Fishes

Provide nutritious meals to the hungry of the Twin Cities Metro with grace & hospitality

  • For 30 years we have fed 175 to 300 people 6 times a year at Loaves and Fishes St. Stephens Church, South Minneapolis (2211 Clinton Ave S).
  • We prepare, serve and clean up after a meal for up to 300 people who might otherwise not enjoy a good meal.
  • The time commitment is 2 hours (5pm - 7pm) the 2nd Thursday of every odd month – January, March, May, July, September, November.
  • The blessings that we receive from serving are many:
    • We are thanked and blessed for the delicious meal.
    • There are smiles of gratitude.
    • Fellow members of our church are brought closer together working in the kitchen or on the serving line.
  • After working on the serving line, Immanuel member Jackie Terauds noticed that many guests did not have adequate jackets to keep them warm on that cold December night. She, George and Mark began the Immanuel coat drive to provide warm jackets and coats from Immanuel members to guests at Loaves and Fishes. In the years following hooded sweatshirts, warm socks, hats, gloves and mittens have been added to the gifts of warmth that are given out.

For more information: Loaves and Fishes Minnesota.

To volunteer with Immanuel's team contact: Linda Herzog.