Hunger is a growing and real problem in our community.

Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes has experienced dramatic service increases every year since the organization’s creation in 1982. Through the sharing of education and timely, accurate information, we are confident that we can all be better prepared to meet the demand for emergency food – and to understand why the demand is there in the first place. Here are some of the education resources Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes offers:  

  • Click here for links to poverty and hunger related websites to learn more about why organizations like Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes are so greatly needed.
  • For teachers, educators or mentors, the school lesson plans offered in the tabs above can help explain how the food system works in a real and meaningful way. Teaching children from a young age about proper nutrition can instill in them healthy eating habits they’ll hopefully continue into adulthood.
  • Read our Update on Poverty to get a better grasp of why local residents face the inequities they do.
  • Food isn’t the only basic need that’s hard to come by these days. Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes has compiled a list of Other Community Resources that can help families bridge the gap.