Loaves and Fishes is closed due to Level 4 Covid restrictions. Please check Facebook or back here for news of re-opening. Thank you for your understanding and support. Stay safe everyone.
Our Suzanne Bunton (LF Manager), is competing in the Kiltwalk in April to raise funds for Christian Aid. Suzanne ( & Sam), will complete the 26 mile marathon and all the funds raised will go to Christian Aid. The Hunter Foundation will, very kindly, increase the donations by 50%*
You can donate by clicking on this link, which will take you to Suzanne’s Kiltwalk page (you don’t have to worry about choosing a charity, Suzanne has already nominated Christian Aid as the recipient of all her fundraising).
If you usually donate to Christian Aid through envelopes or attending a Table Sale or the Jogwalk or Smartie tubes, I urge you to donate through Suzanne’ Kiltwalk fundraiser this year. *If you donate before the 3rd of May, your donation will qualify for an additional 50%. Hopefully next year we can get back to normal and attend lots of fun events for this important cause.
If you have any queries please phone the Church Office 01467 643883 or email
Thank you for your support of this worthwhile cause.
Loaves and Fishes is delighted to receive funding from the Co-op’s “Local Causes” initiative. We plan to use this funding to provide a lunch club and support groups for those in need in our community.
We now need your support: please click on the link below to choose Loaves and Fishes as your local cause.
Loaves and Fishes Café was established at the beginning of 2001, shortly after the Church Centre was opened. We occupy the conservatory at the front of the church centre and this commands spectacular views over the village with Bennachie as the backdrop. There is no better way of experiencing God’s creation as it changes on a daily basis, with the seasons and weather. We serve morning coffees and afternoon teas accompanied by tasty bakes, freshly made pancakes and scones. Our lunches offer a range of sandwiches, toasties and paninis or a bowl of soup with oatcakes. Our specials board displays the featured cakes, tray bakes, soups and sandwich fillings for the week, they can also be found advertised on our Facebook page.
We are happy to cater for slightly larger groups (10+) by prior arrangement so that we can ensure that we have seating and food available. We have catered for walking groups, WI outings, bus runs and nursing home trips in the past. We can also cater for private functions e.g. afternoon tea for family / friends to celebrate a birthday or anniversary. (Temporarily suspended).
Tuesday to Thursday 10am – 2pm (last orders 1.30)
We can cater for private functions out with these times by prior arrangement. (Temporarily suspended).
Supporting the Community and Wider World
Loaves and Fishes aims to be a light within the local community and throughout the world. We currently support several people by providing work experience, which we hope will boost their confidence and give them skills to help them move forward.
In order to be able to continue this work, we rely on the support of the community to come and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere, the tasty baking and the magnificent views. We also have a donations box within the café to help further support the work of Loaves and Fishes.
The coffee shop is run by volunteers who give of their time, anything from 1 hour to a whole day. They do a large variety of jobs, including serving customers, baking, preparing soups, making sandwiches and toasties, cleaning, clearing tables, loading the dishwasher and various other jobs.
It is a great privilege to be able to provide supported work placements for individuals within the local community who require a little bit extra help. Over the years we have had youngsters from local secondary schools who have a wide range of needs, from overcoming confidence issues to more profound learning disabilities. We also have volunteer staff introduced to us by Aberdeenshire council. We take a lot of pleasure in the diversity of our staff and learn as much from them as they, hopefully, learn from us.
In the school holidays we employ a number of young people in all aspects of the café. We try to teach them the skills they will require when they enter employment in the future – including answering their own correspondence, dressing appropriately for a work environment and being reliable.
The staff range in age from 15 to 90. We work together as a team and enjoy each other’s company at our biannual staff suppers.
Our wonderful volunteers come from all walks of life, and for all sorts of reasons. Some are looking to meet new people, develop new skills, gain confidence or just get out of the house for a few hours. The training and experience gained from working at Loaves and Fishes, not only help the young people coming for work experience, but can also help anyone who finds themselves having difficulties getting into the jobs market. If you or someone you know would like to find out more about what Loaves and Fishes can offer, please get in touch, call 01467 643883 & ask for Suzanne or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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