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.”
USDA products are available to those choosing not to stay and receive the additional services that we provide after the meeting.
We are closed Sunday, Monday, Thursday & Friday.
Every time you come for assistance, you will need to bring the following:
The food we provide requires that you can store it (refrigerator and/or freezer) and have the means to cook it (stove or microwave).
We are back on our regular schedule.
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Sometimes we are closed for special occasions or holidays. See the “Holiday Schedule” above or call our information line at 918.234.8577 for current information.
Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, Loaves & Fishes opens its doors, welcoming the line of people waiting outside. Friendly volunteers register the guests. A free meal is served from our ministry kitchen. After eating, guests move to a comfortable seating area where they are welcomed and offered a short Bible study. An invitation to receive Jesus is always given, and we pray with anyone who desires it.
Come see what we do. If serving at Loaves & Fishes is a good fit for you, we would love to have you!
To volunteer, here is what you need to know.
1. Volunteer times are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
2. On your first visit you will need to fill out our Volunteer Application.
3. We have a short meeting and time of prayer at 9:00. Afterwards, you will be assigned an area to work.
4. In the warehouse, you may help sort, bag or re-bag food items.
5. In the kitchen, you can help prepare and/or serve the meals.
6. Dress should be modest. Warehouse can be cold or hot depending on the season, so dress accordingly.
7. For your safety, no open toe shoes.
Turning Point Thrift Store, a 501(c)3 organization, is a division of Loaves & Fishes, located in the building next door. The store serves a three-fold purpose: to meet the immediate need of a Loaves & Fishes guest; provide a source of affordable items to the community; raise additional income so Loaves & Fishes can serve more people.
We accept gently used clothing, books, household items, home decor, small furniture in good condition.
Tuesday through Saturday from 10am – 3pm at the Thrift Store warehouse, 11403c E 19th St, Tulsa.
Donations are tax deductible and a tax receipt is available.
Helpers are needed Tuesday through Saturday. Choose the time that works with your schedule and contact Steve Worden at 918.234.8574.
Are you looking for a service project for your youth group, church group, or corporate group? We would love to have your help! To schedule a time for a group volunteer day, contact Steve Worden at 918.234.8574.
Pastor Al Poncel
Executive Director, Loaves & Fishes Ministries
Al and Connie Poncel 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 and became Executive Director in July 2016.
Director, Turning Point Thrift Store
Loaves & Fishes Ministries is a not-for-profit corporation. All contributions are tax deductible.
Loaves & Fishes Ministries
11321 E 19th St Tulsa, OK 74128
P.O. Box 690304
Tulsa, OK 74169
Information (918) 234-8577
Business Center (918) 234-8574
Loaves & Fishes
10:00 AM: Free Meal & Grocery Assistance
Turning Point Thrift Store
WED-SAT 10am-3pm: Open to Public
TUE-SAT 10am-3pm: Donations Received
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