According to the 2010 Census, 12% of Washington County lives below the poverty level. With half the number of grocery stores as other counties and no public transportation, access to healthy food continues to be a significant need. More than one third of the students in the Cambridge Central School District qualify for free or reduced lunch.
Loaves and Fishes Cambridge Food Pantry and Christian Outreach Ministry is committed to offering healthy food in an environment that honors the whole person. By building community, encouraging a culture of healthy choices, supporting the hopes and dreams of clients and providing opportunities to give back, Loaves and Fishes seeks to combat root causes of rural poverty.