July 23, 2013
“Hagerstown mayor and council, shame on you. The only reason that you will not allow the Soul Food church to serve meals to the homeless one day a week is because you don't want the homeless to be seen in your precious downtown. May I remind you that Jesus and the 12 disciples were poor and homeless, but the believers always fed and housed them. What would you do if Jesus and the disciples would ask you for permission to teach and preach to the multitudes in the public square and provide the loaves and fishes to feed them?
August 24, 2012
Community Combined Ministries will host a Kidz Power Pacs Celebration Packing from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Fellowship Church of the Brethren, 505 Blossom Drive, Martinsburg. Volunteers are welcome to help pack the food and kick-off the new school year. Event will feature music by Tony M., face painting, snacks. The event will also help to start the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle's Day of Caring. Donated nonperishable food will be collected for CCAP/Loaves and Fishes.
January 27, 2011
Joanne Bartlett had been volunteering at Loaves and Fishes Thrift Store in Hancock for a little more than a year, when the annual volunteer recognition dinner rolled around in December 2010. Bartlett looked forward to a nice evening out, never dreaming what was in store for her. When Bartlett was awarded the Volunteer of the Year award, all she could think of was those who had been volunteering for years before her. "Yes, ma'am, I was speechless.... Everyone has been here longer than me," Bartlett said.
December 12, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — An Eastern Panhandle church got a lot more than it expected when it made a call for turkeys. The Church at Martinsburg set a goal of collecting 200 frozen turkeys to give away to the community. Instead, donations flocked in to the tune of 309 turkeys. Pastor Jacob Atchley said this is the second time the Church at Martinsburg teamed up with Congregational Cooperative Action Project (C-CAP)/Loaves and Fishes to provide turkeys to help families celebrate Thanksgiving.
October 30, 2009
Food Resources of Washington County recently received more than $11,000 from Martin's Food Markets' annual Bag Hunger campaign. Other local recipients from the campaign were the Western Maryland Food Bank, which received more than $7,000, and Loaves and Fishes of Martinsburg, W.Va., which received more than $4,000. Martin's Food Markets and Giant Food Stores will donate $500,000 to fight hunger through the Bag Hunger campaign. During the two-week in-store campaign from Sept.
January 29, 2009
-JAN. 27, 2009 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Helen Marie Bateman, 79, of Martinsburg, and a resident of Elmcroft Assisted Living Facility, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009. Born in Long Beach, Calif., she was the daughter of the late Paul and Thelma McIntosh Anderson. She was a graduate of UCLA, with a graduate degree from Edinboro State University. She taught in several school districts in Pennsylvania, New York and New Mexico. She is survived by her husband, John Bateman of Watertown, N.Y.; four sons, Eric Bateman of Pittsburgh, Philip Bateman of Baltimore, David Bateman of Martinsburg and Peter Bateman of Medford, Ore.; and nine grandchildren.
September 28, 2008
Jerry Kremer, community service project member of Potomac Edison Forerunners, presents a $306 check to Doug Frye, vice president of CCAP/Loaves and Fishes. The 266-member Forerunners is a four-state group of Potomac Edison (Allegheny Power) retirees. Each year, the group selects an area agency as the recipient for donations. Berkeley County (W.Va.) CCAP/Loaves and Fishes was the agency chosen this year to receive the cash and nonperishable items donated by the 98 attendees.
September 5, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Ash2Ash Christian Music Ministry will host its second annual Concert for Christ at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at War Memorial Park's main stage and pavilion. The free concert is open to the public with a collection point for nonperishable foods and cash donations for CCAP/Loaves and Fishes. For information, go to www.ash2ash.com.
November 29, 2007
HEDGESVILLE, W.Va - A food drive to benefit Loaves and Fishes and the Berkeley County Humane Society will be held Saturday, Dec. 1 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Hedgesville Volunteer Fire substation on Mountain Lake Road off W.Va. 9. Canned goods, nonperishables and cleaning supplies are especially needed. The event is sponsored by the Hedgesville Superchargers and the Hedgesville junior volunteer fire company 4-H clubs. For information, call 304-754-8637 or 304-676-7010.