Soup Kitchen/Food Pantry

Each Saturday over a hundred people from the Westminster area come to lunch in the Fellowship Hall of The Westminster Church of the Brethren. Loaves and Fishes is an outreach ministry of our congregation with the goal to feed and assist those in need in our community. It has been providing meals each Saturday for over thirty years. The doors open to the guests at 10:30 AM and a hot lunch is served from noon to 1:00 PM. Each Saturday different Westminster congregations take turns providing meals and hosts from our congregation are always present to set up the dining area and assist during the meal and clean up.


Other churches provide a hot meal on these days:


Monday - Westminster United Methodist Church, 

                165 E Main St, Westminster, MD 21157

                (410) 876-2124

                For directions, please click HERE:  


Tuesday - Grace Lutheran Church, 

                 21 Carroll St, Westminster, MD 21157

                (410) 848-7020

                For directions, please click HERE:


Wednesday - Ascension Episcopal Church

                     23 N Court St, Westminster, MD 21157

                     (410) 848-3251

                     For directions, please click HERE:


Thursday - St. Paul's United Church of Christ

                  17 Bond St, Westminster, MD 21157

                  (410) 848-5975

                   For directions, please click HERE:


Friday - Westminster United Methodist Church

             165 E Main St, Westminster, MD 21157

              (410) 876-2124

              For directions, please click HERE:  


Saturday - Westminster Church of the Brethren

                 1 Park Place

                 Westminster, MD 21157

                 For directions, please click HERE: 



Food Pantry

The Food Pantry is an outgrowth of the Loaves and Fishes ministry. On the second and fourth Saturday of each month guests may select six food items from the church's food pantry. The pantry is stocked with donations from the Westminster Church of the Brethren and other agencies. Items in the pantry include several selections of fruits, vegetables and beans along with different kinds of pastas and rice, and canned chicken and tuna. Fresh items are sometimes available. Other items include a small selection of personal care products.


Rolland Kiracofe chairs this ministry with Pat Ecker as his assistant.