To bring fresh, healthy food into the Greater Hazelwood community at reasonable prices to meet the need for fresh foods, healthy options, and social support in an urban food desert
Fishes & Loaves Cooperative Ministries is a 501c3 non-profit corporation operating in the Hazelwood community of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We offer Meals on Wheels, Congregate Lunch, Emergency Food, and a Buying Club for those in need living in Hazelwood, Glenwood, Glen Hazel, and most of Greenfield.
Fishes & Loaves Cooperative Ministries (FLCM) was founded as a grocery buying club in 2011 by representatives from local churches after the last grocery store in Hazelwood closed its doors. Each month, twenty to thirty community members, primarily seniors, asked for groceries to be delivered due to the lack of healthy food options in the neighborhood. FLCM has since evolved into an independent 501(c)3 organization. In 2015, FLCM adopted what is now its largest program, the Hazelwood-Greenfield Meals on Wheels, which originated in 1971. In 2016, the organization adopted the Hazelwood YMCA’s Congregate Lunch program when a new space was needed.
FLCM uses space in the St. Stephen Catholic Church Pastoral Center for administrative purposes and the Congregate Lunch program. The organization uses a commercial kitchen and pantry storage in the Spartan Community Center of Hazelwood,
Fishes & Loaves Cooperative Ministries draws its name from John 6:1-14, and in that spirit, strives to make food available to any person in need.