“I thought it was amazing. Pretty cool that I got chosen to be the lucky person that got to eat off the golden plate,” said Walks Out, 40, a Minneapolis native who has been going to Loaves and Fishes meals at Holy Rosary since her pre-teen years.continue at The Catholic Spirit
Loaves and Fishes celebrated its 1 millionth meal for 2018 Dec. 19 with that golden plate. The Minneapolis-based nonprofit’s board set the goal two years ago after seeing an increase in meals served. Unrelated to nonprofits by the same name in other states, Loaves and Fishes in Minnesota has been serving meals to the poor since 1982.
“The significance of it [1 million] is that it’s the most amount of meals we’ve ever served in a year,” said Cathy Maes, executive director of Loaves and Fishes.
Loaves and Fishes began as a Catholic organization, and St. Stephen in Minneapolis and the Dorothy Day Center were the first two sites to host it. St. Stephen still hosts it, and multiple parishes around the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis also host it.