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Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes

"If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart."
                                                                                          -César Chávez
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Wish List

  • Graphic Design Work
  • Laundry Volunteer
  • Yoga Teachers to lead classes for PVLF staff and volunteers
  • Needed Foods:
    • Peanut Butter
    • Canned Chili
    • Canned Soups

Save the Date
PVLF Grand Re-Opening!

Thursday, May 26th   5pm -7:30pm

Construction has been underway since our fantastic Empty Bowls in 2015. Thank you to YOUR generosity, we have made significant changes to our humble home on Second St.

We'd like to invite you to join us for the grand revealing!

On Thursday May 26th, Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce will join us for a ribbon cutting at 5pm, followed by delicious appetizers, tasty beverages, and a meet and greet with
Loaves and Fishes staff and volunteers.

Come and help us kick-off the new beginnings here at PVLF, and celebrate the difference we are making to nourish our community.

Please RSVP by May 15th!

Click here for more information, or to RSVP!

We hope to see you here!

Volunteer Appreciation BBQ
Pinto Lake Park

Saturday, April 9th   12-2pm

Volunteers are the backbone of Loaves and Fishes. It is because of your time and generosity that we are able to achieve our mission and serve healthy meals to our community every weekday.
Now its our turn to celebrate YOU! Please grab your family and friends and join us for our annual Volunteer Appreciation BBQ on Saturday, April 9th at Pinto Lake Park from 12-2pm. We will have raffles, games, and a delicious BBQ for all to enjoy. If you have a special dish you'd like to share, please bring it along!

Family members and children are encouraged to join us for the games and fun!!


Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Updates and Events

   Laundry Volunteer Needed

Looking for a new way to get involved with Loaves and Fishes? We are in need of laundry helpers on Wednesdays and Fridays! This is a great way to lend a LOT of help in a short amount of time. We are looking for someone who can pick up our laundry to wash and drop off in the same or following day. We are in close proximity to a laundromat and will provide soap and cash for laundromat machines. If you have any questions or ideas about how you can take on this role, please contact Colleen at 831-31904571 or


Weekly Volunteer Opportunities
Pantry Assistant
Mon-Fri  9:00am-11:30am

Kitchen Prep
Mon-Fri 8:00am - 11:00am
1:00pm -  4:00pm

Lunch Service & Dishwashing
Mon-Fri 12:00-1:30pm
Utilities & Maintenance
Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
Second Harvest Pick-Up and Delivery
Thurs 8am-9am: Select produce from warehouse and unload
Thurs 1pm-3pm: Receive & delivery at Loaves and Fishes


PVLF Volunteers Receive Food Safety Training

Food safety and sanitation is of utmost importance here at PVLF.
Because we rely heavily on volunteers to acheive our mission, we take necessary strides to make sure they are well equipped with the knowledge and resources they need to succeed.

We are proud to announce that thanks to YOUR support,
our CET (Center for Employment Training) job trainees are now certified with their Food Handler Card. They completed the training on-site at PVLF and are now prepared to keep our kitchen as safe as possible. This certification is a true milestone for these participants, who hope to leave Loaves and Fishes to find permanent employment in food and hospitality.

Thank you for helping us make dreams come true!


Volunteer Spotlight 

Ana Luisa Garcia Rincon

Loaves and Fishes awards Ana Luisa Garcia Rincon for her incredible support in the pantry throughout the past few months. She stepped in to work with us during the time of year when the number of pantry visits increases dramatically. Ana works full time as a volunteer with us through the CET (Center for Employment Training) Program. She arrives bright and early every morning to unload produce items from the refrigerator storage and set up the fresh produce selection of the day. Whether she is sweeping and organizing the pantry storage room or sorting through carrots and onions, Ana keeps a smile on her face and does not hesitate to find the joy in any given moment here at Loaves and Fishes. Due to the new ramp construction at our entrance, the pantry has been moved from the front of the house to the outside dining area throughout the past month and a half, making for a chillier volunteer experience for pantry assistants! Ana has consistently donned her hat and gloves to work outside during these frosty and rainy mornings, so we are EXTRA grateful for her flexibility and hard work.
Thank you Ana!
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