A sign of the times at American Diner

— Loaves ’n Fishes

Over at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church at Sixth and Tulip streets in the village, the Loaves ’n Fishes Food Pantry accepts donation of fresh fruit and vegetables on the second Thursday of each month (i.e. Sept. 12).

Meanwhile, the pantry’s always in need of cereal, fruit juice and canned spaghetti and ravioli. Hours at noon to 3 p.m. Monday, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday and noon to 2 p.m. Thursdays; 453-7970.

Feeding the multitudes

Loaves ’n Fishes is a perfect name for St. Joe’s food pantry.

It’s derived from New Testament accounts of miracles performed by Jesus of Nazareth. The gospels twice describe him feeding the multitudes which just a few hunks of bread and a couple small fish. Well, here in the 21st century, the multitudes are still hungry, and so the pantry keeps making miracles.

St. Joe’s parishioner Tom Negus suggested the name Loaves ’n Fishes when Terry Cardinal established the pantry several years ago. A retired dentist, Tom lives in Liverpool, and, as you can see, he has a way with words.

Bring food to concert

The annual John Denver Memorial Food Drive concert will benefit the Loaves ’n Fishes Food Pantry at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, when Alan Taylor sings folk tunes along with the duo, Two Feet Short, at Johnson Park. Two feet Short features multi-instrumentalists Jimmy Flynn and Don Meixner.

Concertgoers are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to Johnson Park on Aug. 21. The Liverpool Is The Place Committee, which hosts the twice-weekly free summer concerts, will collect the donations and deliver them to the pantry; 457-3895.

More free concerts

The Liverpool Is The Place Committee is co-sponsoring the Liverpool Public Library’s 2013 Fall Concert Series starting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, with a performance of pop tunes and light classics by the Symphoria String Quartet.

Subsequent shows are set with the Tom Bronzetti Band playing jazz on Oct. 20, and the Joe Whiting Band playing rhythm’n’blues on Nov. 17; lpl.org; 457-0310.

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