Ithaka’s food rescue program, “Five Loaves, Two Fish,” was created to make positive strides in fighting local hunger by gathering food resources that would otherwise be wasted.
“Five Loaves, Two Fish” gets its name from Luke 9:15-17, in which Jesus feeds the masses from this small amount of food.
Each week, team members at The Hotel at Auburn University take overproduced food – food that has never been exposed to the public – and repurpose it to create a highly nutritious, delicious soup. We are not only interested in easing hunger pains, but also adding nourishment through quality food – not just empty calories.
This soup is served at the Auburn United Methodist Church “Food Pantry,” funded in part by the Food Bank of East Alabama, and helps those who are hungry in our community. This service is making a real, measurable impact on those suffering from food insecurity in our area.