Fishes and Loaves Food Pantry
by Mary Jane McCall
Fishes and Loaves Food Pantry invites everyone out to their 11th annual Big Ol’ Mountain Country Breakfast on Saturday, July 6, from 8:00 until 11:00 A.M. at the Cashiers Community Center.
This Cashiers tradition is a must-do to finish your Fourth of July week off with delicious home cooking. Worry about calories tomorrow, today throw caution to the wind and eat that extra biscuit with jam. Sumptuous is the word that comes to mind when you see the enormous breakfast spread. Pancakes, bacon, eggs, sausage, mile high buttermilk biscuits, coffee, tea, juice and more await you.
One hundred percent of the proceeds go right back to Fishes and Loaves, Cashiers’ emergency food pantry that performs the important work of providing food to families and individuals in need in Jackson County. They have provided over 2,000 eligible families with one or two boxes of food twice per month depending on the size of the family. Families can also take additional loose food items, seasonal fresh vegetables and fruits. A standard box of food includes three cans of vegetables, three cans of meat, three cans of fruit, cereal, two cans of soup, dried beans, rice, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, macaroni & cheese, mashed potatoes, peanut butter and frozen meat.
Special boxes of food with turkeys or hams are distributed prior to Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas each year. In cooperation with the Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley, free coats are distributed at the pantry during the winter.
For more information on donating, volunteering or information about their program, visit fishesandloaves.org. Don’t forget breakfast on Saturday, July 6.