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NO PARKING IN ST. JOHNS PARKING LOT-Please look for signs to direct you to the correct entrance to use. Sorry for the inconvenience-we will soon be sparkling! :-)


   Monday         12-1  

Tuesday   5:30-6:30  

Wednesday  12-1

 Thursday  5:30-6:30

   Friday            12-1



This plate is filled with food.  I am aware that each morsel is the fruit of much hard work by those who  produced it.       -Thich Nhat Hanh




For an overview of Loaves & Fishes enjoy viewing our inspiring video!

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Free nutritious meals & advocacy services provided Monday through Friday throughout the year.

 All are welcome. Come join our table.

 For 30 years, we have been building a caring community by sharing hospitality and friendship while enjoying free delicious meals.





 Loaves and Fishes has been asked back for an additional year of participation in the Cornell Dump & Run Program! For each hour that a Loaves & Fishes volunteer helps prepare for this huge sale, Loaves and Fishes will receive funds for its "free meal program".

Collecting and sorting has gone on all summer and now its time to set up for Ithaca's BIGGEST sale of the season!   


MONDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY-August 18th, 19th & 20th

LOADERS- We need strong individuals who can assist with lifting and loading boxes and bags into the transport trucks that will take merchandise from the warehouse to the Cornell Campus.

Where: 164 Hungerford Hill Road Time:  8:30 am - 5:00pm

THURSDAY & FRIDAY-August 21st & 22nd

LOADERS & SALE SETUP - All of the trucks then go to the Helen Newman Gym on the Cornell Campus. We need able bodied volunteers to unload and assist with detail oriented sorting and layout of merchandise on tables & racks.  

Where: Helen Newman Gym, Cornell Campus  Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm


SATURDAY & SUNDAY - August 23rd & 24th

GREETERS/FLOOR PATROL/RESTOCKERS/SPECIALTY TABLE/PRICERS & CASHIERS -The days of the sale we need as many  energetic, sales oriented volunteers as we can get to assist with running this enormous garage sale!

Saturday-Where: Helen Newman Gym, Cornell Campus  Time: 6:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday-Where: Helen Newman Gym, Cornell Campus  Time: 7:30am - 2:00pm


SUNDAY, August 24th

SITE CLEAN UP - Everyone's favorite part of an event, clean-up! Volunteers will help turn the sales floor back into a sparkling school gymnasium.

Where: Helen Newman Gym, Cornell Campus  Time: 2:00pm til done!

TUESDAY, August 26th

WAREHOUSE CLEAN-UP -  Help straighten the warehouse facility; police the outside of the building; dispose of all refuse; organize final loads for delivery to area recycling facilities.

Where: 164 Hungerford Hill Road   Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm

If you are interested in helping us please email and ask for the Volunteer Agreement.


The Children's Circle at Loaves and Fishes of Tompkins County


An Amazing, Educational Experience in a Unique Setting


Held 5:30-6:30p each 2nd and 4th Thursdays

at Loaves & Fishes of Tompkins County,

inside St. John's Episcopal Church,

210 N. Cayuga St. (intersection of West Buffalo and North Cayuga streets)


Storytelling, math games, bookmaking, arts and crafts, and more!

This wonderful service is for our dining guests and their children in grades Kindergarten through Fifth.