February 2024

David Thompson Art Exhibit at Cortland Free Library


CLF is proud to announce that staff member David Thompson will have his art collection appearing at the Cortland Free Library for the month of February.  "Glimpses of Hope" will debut Saturday February 10th at 10:30am with a reception in the library's art gallery, and will feature the artist's works that depict his struggles with addiction.  All are welcome to join in celebrating David's talents and encouragement to a clean and healthy lifestyle. Additional information can be found on the Cortland Library's link below.  

David Thompson Art Exhibit at Cortland Free Library2024-02-05T22:18:20+00:00

December 2023

Cortland Board of Realtors Luncheon


The Cortland Board of Realtors celebrated the holidays with their annual Holiday Luncheon hosted by Cortland Loaves & Fishes.  Director Kim Hill prepared a turkey, ham, and roast pork dinner with all the fixings as well as some delectable desserts to satisfy the group.  As an annual project, the realtors donated and wrapped gifts to be distributed during Loaves & Fishes Christmas dinner, as well as a monetary gift donation to the agency.  Santa even came with a special 12 Days of  Christmas song for the group.  Thank you Cortland Board of Realtors.

Cortland Board of Realtors Luncheon2023-12-19T19:46:45+00:00

Christmas Celebration Dinner


Loaves & Fishes staff and volunteers celebrated with almost 150 guests for their annual Christmas dinner Friday December 15th.  Director Kim Hill outdid herself this year preparing a feast of roast turnkey and ham, with all the traditional trimmings, and yummy desserts. Volunteers from the community served guests throughout the early evening, with Santa arriving and presenting gifts to children.  A very happy and joyous atmosphere, with smiles not only from guests, but the volunteers who donate their time to make life a little better for those in need of a holiday celebration. The Cortland Breakfast Rotary Club prepared food baskets for about 40 families totaling 100 adults and kids, while Family Health Network collected 90 stockings stuffed with gifts that were distributed to families. On behalf of the staff and board [...]

Christmas Celebration Dinner2023-12-16T21:39:28+00:00

Cortland Biomedical Donates Holiday Gifts for Families


Thank you Cortland Biomedical Community Giving Team for their donation of more than 140 gifts for families!  Their volunteers delivered and wrapped all gifts for preparation of Loaves & Fishes Christmas Dinner where gifts will be distributed to children and families.  We wish the entire Cortland Biomedical Team the best of Holidays and a Happy New Year.

Cortland Biomedical Donates Holiday Gifts for Families2023-12-15T00:14:49+00:00

SUNY Cortland Ceramics Class Donate Bowls


Thank you to the entire SUNY Cortland ceramics class pictured here!  Their involvement in our Empty Bowls fundraiser is crucial to the success of the event.  This year students made and donated over 120 bowls, most all of which sold at the silent auction and exhibit table.  Thank you Hannah Carver, instructor, 4th from right, for your direction to students to produce such creative pieces.  Brookley Abbate, far left, a SUNY Cortland alumni from this program and art teacher at the Homer Jr High school, initiated this relationship with the college and has kept it moving forward for  15 years.  Thanks to all who helped make our Empty Bowls event this year a success.

SUNY Cortland Ceramics Class Donate Bowls2023-12-01T17:35:45+00:00

November 2023



The staff and board of Cortland Loaves and Fishes would like to extend a Happy Thanksgiving to all the volunteers, guests, and donors who make it possible to continue the mission to feed those in need in our community.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING2023-11-22T14:21:01+00:00

2023 Chamber Non-Profit of the Year Award


The staff and board of directors are very proud and honored to be chosen as the 2023 Non-Profit of the Year by the Cortland Chamber of Commerce.  Executive Director Kim Hill, strives each day to provide a nutritious meal in a safe setting, with genuine hospitality for all our guests.  It is only with her commitment to excellence and the desire to feed those in need that we could even be considered for this award. Loaves & Fishes has extended this mission to address food insecurity in our community by funding six school food programs.  These initiatives provide weekend meals to those at risk students in our local school districts, and will serve approximately 25,000 meals annually in these six programs. Our sincere gratitude is extended to the Cortland Chamber of Commerce [...]

2023 Chamber Non-Profit of the Year Award2023-11-19T22:31:39+00:00

NYSEG Employees Make Food Donations to Loaves & Fishes


A big thank you to the NYSEG Cortland office employees for the food donations collected to support the efforts of Cortland Loaves & Fishes.  The donated items will be used in the free daily meal program that serves about 100 patrons each day.  Thank you NYSEG Cortland!

NYSEG Employees Make Food Donations to Loaves & Fishes2023-11-20T01:31:52+00:00

2023 Holiday Meals


Our 2023 Free Holiday Meals are Scheduled! Please Join Us Thanksgiving Dinner 2023 served over 140 guests, see pics on our Thanksgiving page. Christmas on December 15th 3:30-5:30 We'd love your company at eat-in dining, or you may bring your own container for take-out.

2023 Holiday Meals2023-11-19T15:21:06+00:00
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