Loaves and Fishes feeds the hungry in Columbia
by Katherine Cummins, Columbia Daily Tribune, April 12, 2015
According to Steve Jacobs, director of the St. Francis Catholic Workers, the Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen started at the Newman Center Catholic Church in 1982 to re-enact the Gospel stories of Jesus feeding the multitudes by providing a daily meal to poor and homeless people. The next year, its core group of activists formed the St. Francis Catholic Worker community modeled on Dorothy Day’s Christian/Anarchist community in New York City to provide hospitality to homeless men and women. The organization also operates the St. Francis House and Lois Bryant House overnight shelters, where a nightly meal is also served.