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Acknowledging the businesses and organisations that enhance our operations.


In an enterprise such as Loaves and Fishes we are dependent on our affiliates regarding our capacity to achieve our goals. As such we would like to express our gratitude and acknowledge the following businesses, companies and organisations in facilitating our ability to bring quality, affordable food and services to people in need. We look forward to continuing and enhancing our relationships with these bodies.


In April 2014, Coles celebrated its 100th birthday – that’s a whole century dedicated to giving Aussie families the products they need for a happy, healthy home life, at prices they can afford.

Founder GJ Coles created a store that would lower the costs of living for Australian families. This philosophy continues 100 years later.

“The customers themselves really decide what goods we shall stock in our stores.”

Founded in 1914 in Collingwood, Melbourne by G.J. Coles, Coles operates 776 supermarkets throughout Australia, including several now re-branded BI-LO Supermarkets. Coles Online is the company’s online shopping ‘click & collect’ and home delivery service.

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Fresco Marketplace has opened up with a bang and the store is alive with passionate shoppers who appreciate fresh and tasty produce at reasonable prices. Felipe and the Fresco team certainly know their product and take pride in stocking the best local, regional and Australian produce and are working closely with local farmers to grow crops specially for the store. Much of the local produce is hand picked by the grower and delivered to the shelf at Fresco on the same day.The Fresco Deli offers a vast array of quality antipasto, cheeses and cured meats sourced from all over the world and the freshly squeezed 100% juices and the yogurt bar with yummy toppings such as fresh mango and berries are the talk of the town.

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Australian Community Care Network

ACCN has been established as means for Community Care agencies, service providers, Op-Shops, resource centres,  soup kitchens, rehabs, ……… (ADD too). Networking together to share resources, building a strong network of members enabling ACCN to approach manufacturers, suppliers & other agencies, from a much stronger position to broker better deals & ongoing supply of products & services on behalf of ACCN members.  Thus enabling you to be able to better Care for your community with the support & backing of a nationwide network.

Environmental Protection Agency

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is the primary environmental regulator for New South Wales.

Our purpose is to improve environmental performance and waste management for NSW and we work hard to achieve this through a wide variety of programs and initiatives.

We work with the community, business, industry and government to maintain a balance between protecting the environment, managing competing demands on the environment and supporting sustainable growth.

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The Little Upholstery Shop

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Foodbank is by far, the largest hunger relief organisation in Australia. Last year alone, they provided enough food for over 40 million meals.

Foodbank is a non-denominational, non-profit organisation which acts as a pantry to the charities and community groups who feed the hungry. It was first established in 1992 in NSW and now has a presence in every state and the Northern Territory with distribution centres in all state capitals as well as a number of regional centres. We operate with a staff of approximately 90 employees and over 3,000 volunteers.

Foodbank is a conduit between the food industry’s surplus food and the welfare sector’s need.

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Coffs Cordials & Confectionery

Coffs Cordials & Confectionery is a proudly family owned and operated business specialising in Confectionery, Snack Food, Beverages, Packaging, Foodservice & Coffee.

We are the Coffs Harbour member of The Distributors. A distribution group offering competitive Confectionery and Beverage Promotions in the Price Busters catalogue.

We have recently joined the NAFDA foodservice group, and extended our product range to include Food Service, Packaging & Cleaning Supplies.

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Road Riders for Jesus


Although we provide many riding activities for our members, we are not a ride group or a Christian club. The Road Riders For Jesus is a ministry. As we ride the highways and back roads, we seek to fulfill the GREAT COMMISSION of our Lord by sharing the Good News of Salvation with others, especially those of the motorcycling world.

The Road Riders For Jesus is an exciting and extremely rapid growing motorcycling ministry with a motto that says it all:

“Motorcyclists With A Mission”

Matresses Direct

Mattresses Direct offers quality mattresses to the community. Since one third of your life is spent sleeping it’s important to ensure the entire family has a great mattress. At Mattresses Direct we offer quality mattresses at an affordable cost. The value of our products are simply unbeatable!

Our main supplier J.G. Nino which an Australian owned company but also have product from Sleepmaker, Westholm trading and coastal trading. JG Nino is an Australian-owned company that has been granted many quality awards and certificates from research and testing institutes worldwide for the reliability of its products and the integrity of the raw material used. The company manufactures all its products to comply with strict regulations and specifications, so you can rest assured that your JG Nino mattress is of top quality.

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Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre

Loaves and Fishes would like to acknowledge our heartfelt appreciation to the children and educators of Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre in Coffs Harbour for their generosity of spirit. After a presentation about the plight of homeless and disadvantaged people in the Coffs Harbour region the kids dug deep into their pockets to present Loaves and Fishes with a donation to aid the disadvantaged. Clearly, the educators of Goodstart and the parents of these children are instilling a caring and benevolent ethos in the children.

Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Coffs Harbour is located close to the CBD With experienced, qualified and long-service carers and educators, we can work with your child to ensure their individual needs and interests are catered to, while providing them with the highest-quality early learning within the Early Years Learning Framework.   

Providential Homes

Providential Homes is a not for profit organisation established in 2010 in response to the increased need for supported temporary accommodation in Western Sydney.

Our mission is to provide high quality temporary accommodation, provide personal support for individuals and families, and to assist people in breaking the cycle of homelessness and dependency through a management team and our services network.

Providential Homes has become renowned for the provision of non-housing related assistance to individuals and family groups, enabling a greater level of stability in their lives and linkage into various support networks to assist them even further

Opening Hours

Monday     9.30-12.00 a.m.  2.00-4.30 p.m.

Tuesday    9.30-12.00 a.m.  2.00-4.30 p.m.

Thursday  9.30-12.00 a.m.  2.00-4.30 p.m.

Friday       9.30-12.00 Noon

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Unit 3/47 Lawson Crescent Coffs Harbour

Mobile Contact Numbers:

Manager: Wayne Crowther   0408 298 899

Senior Pastor: Russell Jones  0413 182 053

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