On the second Thursday of each month, this outreach effort draws on several constituents from the Westminster community — faculty, staff, parents, and students — and sends a contingent to help serve lunch at Loaves and Fishes, a soup kitchen in Hartford.
The program assists the very neediest people of Hartford. Individuals that the Westminster volunteers will attend are people who face the problems and challenges often associated with poverty — hunger, homelessness, mental illness, drug addiction, etc. In addition to the risks of working with this population, volunteers must consider that Loaves and Fishes operates out of an old church basement, with all the potential problems/hazards associated with such environments.
For more information about Loaves and Fishes, contact Mary Eckerson at firstname.lastname@example.org