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Loaves and Fishes 40th Anniversary

February 18, 2010
Nick with Loaves & Fishes' first Executive Director, Dick Mastbrook

Nick attended the 40th anniversary celebration of Loaves & Fishes in the Portland-Vancouver area today at the Lincoln Street Methodist Church, where it all started.

Founded in 1969 by three Portland women, Loaves & Fishes has grown over the last four decades into an organization serving 5,000 meals per day with the help of more than 7,000 volunteers. In the last 40 years Loaves & Fishes has served more than 40 million meals to the elderly in our community.

Portland Parks & Recreation is proud to host Loaves & Fishes at three Community Centers - University Park, East Portland, and the Multnomah Arts Center.

Congratulations on nearly half a century of success. For more on how you can volunteer with Loaves & Fishes, click here or visit their website at Also available on their website is the text of an interview with Dick Mastbrook, Loaves & Fishes' first Executive Director.