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


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 is Hiring!!

JOIN THE LOAVES AND FISHES MINISTRIES (“L&F”) FAMILY TODAY! Make a difference in the lives of people experiencing homelessness by working at our small but mighty shelter!

To apply, please submit your resume’ and cover letter to: [email protected]

A little about us and why people want to work with us: L&F is a non-profit homeless shelter located in the Lansing community. We provide an emergency overnight shelter and two transitional houses, advocacy, and support services for our guests in a non-judgmental and accepting atmosphere. While we are a Christian-based ministry, our purpose is to serve, not convert, respecting each person’s spiritual path. We genuinely care about our guests and our employees and their families.


The Loaves and Fishes Ministries Executive Director (“ED”) is responsible for all aspects of successfully leading the organization, including programming, operations, performance, contract compliance, supervision, and growth. The ED should have a passion for ensuring that those experiencing homelessness have access to quality emergency and transitional housing services. The ED has overall strategic and operational responsibility for L&F’s shelters, staff, programs, and financial objectives. The ED regularly engages in strategic activities, as well as taking a hands-on role regarding program execution, staffing, and administrative issues.


JOIN THE LOAVES AND FISHES MINISTRIES (L&F) FAMILY TODAY! Make a difference in the lives of people experiencing homelessness by working at our small but mighty shelter! This is a great opportunity for students or retired persons! We are looking for two to three new employees to work 20-29 hours per week as Overnight Facilities Managers.

Celebrating L&F Success Stories

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 and nonjudgemental 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 of Calcutta’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)