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Trinity Loaves and Fishes, a ministry of Trinity Episcopal Church, serves our neighbors in need by sharing a simple meal and providing support. We seek to build relationship and community, respecting the dignity of every human being.

Trinity Loaves and Fishes (TLF) is a feeding ministry of Trinity Church, born in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, TLF has since evolved into a multi-faceted program serving the hungry and food-insecure across New Orleans. We serve around 60,000 meals annually. Find out how you can volunteer below!


Be part of the 60,000 meals Trinity Loaves & Fishes serves annually with our daily volunteer opportunities!

TLF Large Groups

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Coming for a mission trip? School volunteer day? Maybe your office wants to do some outreach? Please contact Aaron Taylor at with any questions...

TLF Bagged Lunches, (M-F)

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The Trinity Loaves and Fishes (TLF) Bagged Lunches Program runs Monday-Friday on the Trinity Church campus, beginning at 8:00am. A typical...

TLF Hot Food Thursdays

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Participate in impactful volunteering on Thursdays with the TLF Hot Meals program located at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Launched in March 2022...


TLF began in January 2006 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Mobile Loaves and Fishes of Austin, Texas (Austin MLF) was serving food on the streets of a desolate New Orleans when then-bishop Charles Jenkins met the volunteers. The bishop wanted to start a similar program in New Orleans, and Trinity’s rector agreed to begin the ministry. Trinity parishioner Alice Wright traveled to Austin to learn how the program operated then implemented Austin program in New Orleans. The menu that TLF serves (sandwiches, fruit, chips and cookies) originated with Austin MLF. Trinity’s ministry officially was part of Austin MLF, and Trinity reported its delivery routes, finances, and food service statistics to headquarters in Austin. Austin MLF leased the truck to Trinity for $1 per year.

TLF began serving New Orleans residents who were returning to their homes to salvage their belongings and begin rebuilding at a time when grocery stores and restaurants were in short supply. Eventually, Trinity MLF transitioned to serving those helping to rebuild homes, particularly volunteer groups that included but were not limited to Habitat for Humanity and Rebuilding Together. When the city’s rebuilding wave began to subside, Trinity MLF transitioned to serving the homeless and other local impoverished New Orleans residents. We currently serve the homeless population, students, HV programs, and several women shelters.

TLF serves around 50,000 lunches a year. Our program is funded through private donations and grants. TLF has 40-60 weekly volunteers. Our volunteers are parish members, school groups from the greater New Orleans area, citizens from the local neighborhoods, drug rehab/halfway programs and even international tourists. Our program runs 6 days a week from 8:30-10:30 AM, with some afternoon shifts scattered throughout the week.

TLF has created partnerships with many New Orleans agencies that have allowed us to serve thousands of meals since Hurricane Katrina. Below are the list of agencies we are currently partnered with:

The Rebuild Center at St. Joseph
Jesus Project Ministries 
Crescent Care
New Orleans Womanspace
Poor Clares of New Orleans
Hope House
Mercy Endeavors
St. Roch Community Church
Project Lazarus of New Orleans
Peoples United Methodist Church
Tulane Drop-In Center
Vieux Carre Baptist Church

Phyllis Hugg, Board Chair
Ben Haney
David Gindin
Danielle Brinson
Toto Robinson
Laura Claverie
Ben Williamson
John Fanning
John Pitzer, Associate Rector for Administration and Outreach
Aaron Taylor, Executive Director


TLF Doubles Meal Production with New Truck

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On Thursday, July 6, Trinity Loaves & Fishes (TLF) began a new phase of ministry, doubling their weekly hot meal production with the...

TLF 2021 Report

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2021 SNAPSHOT 30,000 meals served to community partner sites $7,000 donated directly to damaged Hurricane Ida communities 5,000 meals...



Aaron Taylor

Director of Trinity Loaves and Fishes

mobile: (504) 301-7432

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