“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.”

Isaiah 61:1

Who we are.

Loaves and Fishes gives food to the hungry, water to the thirsty, and speaks the Gospel to everyone who enters our doors.

While we temporarily satisfy people’s basic needs, our true purpose is to provide them with the permanent answer to their problems: Jesus Christ. In John 6:35, Jesus declares, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.”

It is our goal for every person who steps into our building to be saved, healed, and delivered! We pray for sickness and disease, and command debt and financial pressures to dissolve. Many people leave our building positively changed, built up in faith, and trusting God for their situation to improve.

Milo & Marian

Milo was trained as an engineer and Marian was a computer programmer. They were married in 1979 and graduated from Rhema Bible Training Center in 1983. Together they began Loaves & Fishes in the fall of 1983 after hearing the Lord say, “Help Them.” They began feeding people physically and spiritually that Christmas. Over the years, tens of thousands of people have been touched by the ministry of Loaves & Fishes.

Al & Connie

Al and Connie have been involved with Loaves & Fishes since late 1988. Al worked here for 3 years in the early 90’s. After graduating from the School of the Local Church here in Tulsa, and finishing his studies at Covington Theological Seminary, he served on a church staff for 21 years as Director of Missions & Outreach, Director of Church Ministries, and Associate Pastor. Al returned in 2014 to Loaves & Fishes as the Administrative Director. Connie is a photographer and graphic designer, supporting the ministry behind the scenes.


Stephanie is a 2012 Graduate of John Brown University with a degree in marketing and a minor in illustration. Stephanie oversees our partner donations and deposits as well as our accounting system. She also assists with our guest meetings. She is an accomplished artist having illustrated two children’s books. Currently she is attending Rhema Bible College where she is a second year student.

What we do.

We are making a difference.

Our mission.

To alleviate suffering of impoverished families by offering charitable assistance and The Good News at home and abroad while demonstrating the unconditional love and mercy of Jesus Christ.

Our purpose.

It is our goal for every person who steps into our building to be saved, healed, and delivered! We pray for sickness and disease, and command debt and financial pressures to dissolve. Many people leave our building positively changed, built up in faith, and trusting God for their situation to improve.

Day to day.

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday Loaves & Fishes opens its doors, welcoming the line of people waiting outside. Friendly volunteers register the guests. A hot meal is served from our ministry kitchen. After eating, guests move to a comfortable seating area where Milo or Al welcome them and offer a short Bible study. An invitation to receive Jesus is always given, and we pray with anyone who needs healing or simply needs prayer.

Backstage in the warehouse, 10 to 20 volunteers arrive around 10:00 a.m. to put food boxes together and set up for the arrival of 30 to 100 guest families. It’s a big project and requires the help of many hands. We provide guests with a box of groceries, bread, frozen meat, and personal care items.

What we’ve been up to lately…


How you can help.

We would welcome your help for our annual Thanksgiving Dinner Outreach!
Call 918-234-8574 or email al@loavesandfishes.net to let us know how you want to be involved. This is what we need:

  • Packing food boxes Saturday, Nov 21, 9am – 12pm
  • We need turkeys cooked and delivered Tuesday or Wednesday, Nov 24-25, between 9am – 4pm
  • Thanksgiving Day we need servers, greeters and general helpers between 9am – 2pm.

Being open every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, we always have an opportunity for people to help in a number of areas:

    • Help prepare and serve the hot meals we offer.
    • Greeting and talking to our guests is a vital part of helping to make them feel at home. It’s a great time to minister to and pray with people.
    • Help with registration of the 30 to 100 families coming each day.
    • Bagging bulk food items.
    • Sort package goods we get from the Community Food Bank.
    • Box up the basic items of food we distribute.
    • Fill the “selection list” orders from our guests.
    • Assist in the Bible study meeting, handing out Bibles, praying with people.
    • Help our elderly and disabled guests by carrying the 25 – 30 lb. boxes to their cars.
    • Once a month help with assembling the newsletter for mailing.
    • Special projects: cleaning the offices, painting walls, sweeping and mopping the warehouse, cleaning the freezers, and helping with inventory.

Need help?

General Info

OPEN Mondays and Wednesdays

    • FREE Lunch Served 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
    • Food Distribution at 12:00 noon.
    • Expect to be at the ministry until 1:30 p.m.

OPEN Saturdays

    • FREE Breakfast is served at 10:00 a.m.
    • Grocery assistance provided after breakfast.
    • Expect to be at the ministry until noon.

Occasionally we are closed for holidays, so call our information line at (918) 234-8577 for current information.
PLEASE NOTE: First time guests must arrive by 12:00 noon on Monday and Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. on Saturday to complete necessary paperwork.

We will be closed Nov 21-25 to prepare for our annual “Loaves & Fishes Thanksgiving.” We will be serving a traditional turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Day between 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Fellowship Hall of the church next door to the ministry.

What to bring

For your first visit you will need to bring:

  • Government form of identification: Social Security card or valid driver’s license.
  • Proof of residence: rent statement, utility bill, etc. The food we provide requires that you can store it (refrigerator and/or freezer) and have the means to cook it (stove or microwave).
  • After your first visit you will need a government issued ID. If your place of residence changes, you will need to bring a proof of residence with the new address.

Children Policy

For everyone’s comfort, convenience and safety, we cannot accommodate infants and children under 12 at Loaves & Fishes. Please have a trusted friend or relative watch your children at home while you are here. Families with children in tow will, regretfully, not be admitted.


“Blessed is he who considers the poor; the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.”
Psalms 41:1

Loaves and Fishes Ministries is a not-for-profit corporation. All contributions are tax deductible.

To mail check or money order, send to:
Loaves and Fishes Ministries
P.O. Box 33155
Tulsa, OK 74153


Loaves and Fishes Ministries
11321 E 19th St Tulsa, OK ‎ 74128

Information (918) 234-8577
Business Offices (918) 234-8574

Days of Operation
FREE Lunch Served 11-11:45 am
Food Distribution 12 noon
Expect to be at the ministry until 1:30 pm

FREE Breakfast is served at 10 am
Grocery assistance provided after breakfast
Expect to be at the ministry until Noon.