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Feeding the hungry – for some, their only meal of the day

Magnificat Houses, Inc., serves an estimated 233,200 meals annually -- an estimated 10 million meals since 1972!


Loaves & Fishes

We operate Loaves & Fishes, a large soup kitchen in downtown Houston where 300-350 of Houston’s chronically hungry gather six days a week for nutritious, hot, home-cooked meals cooked by our staff and served by volunteers. There is no cost and no requirement.

To join us for a meal:

Loaves & Fishes is located just east of Minute Maid Park, at 2009 Congress Avenue (the corner of Congress and Chartres streets). Line begins forming about 30 minutes before service starts. We serve lunch Tuesday-Saturday at 11 a.m. and breakfast on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. We are closed Mondays. All are welcome.

To volunteer:

Up to eight volunteers are needed to prepare and serve box meals daily (except Mondays) on site.  Please sign up in advance with Shun at or call (713) 529-4231, ext. 5 for Donations and Volunteers. Sorry, we cannot process walk-up volunteers.  We would love your help!

To donate food:

Please call Greg at 346-406-9915 to schedule a convenient drop-off time and place — and to learn which foods are needed at this time both in our houses and at the soup kitchen. We appreciate all you can do in helping us feed our flock.

Residential Meals

In each of our neighborhood homes guests prepare and enjoy three meals a day served family style with nutritional guidance from guest house leaders. In our Clubhouse, we oversee daily hot lunches prepared by our members — often using ingredients from our organic gardens cultivated by members and guests.

We are a grateful member of the Houston Food Bank, with additional support from area farmers and food donors.

What We Do

“Feed the hungry and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.”

Isaiah 58:10

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”

Matthew 25:35-36