Loaves & Fishes Ministries

Established in 1981 to serve the poor and homeless men, women & children in the
Greater Lansing Tri-Country area

Transitional Sheltering Services

  • Length of Stay –  24/7 Option
  • Serving Single Women with Children
  • Serving Single Men
  • Private Rooms Available

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Meal Providers
  • Evening Voulnteers
  • Overnight Voulnteers
  • See Our Volunteers page for more information!

From Inspiration to Vision

From Vision to Hope

From Hope to Reality

Welcome

Loaves and Fishes Ministries opened its doors and began to offer services in the spring of 1981 in response to the critical need for shelter in our greater Lansing community.

In establishing the program the original five co-founders took inspiration from the social justice teachings of Jesus as exemplified by Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

Loaves & Fishes Ministries Statement of Purpose

As Co-workers our aim is to:

To minister to each other

To recognize and understand the poor

To recognize the dignity of all people

To recognize that all things are from God

To provide loving, nonjudgemental and free service

To provide prayerful service

To pray together

To love as Christ has loved

To bring the peace and joy of Christ to our world

To love, serve and empower the homeless poor.

(Adapted from Mother Teresa’s Co-Worker Statement of Purpose)

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink,     I was a stranger and you invited me in.

(Matthew 25: 35)