IDs & Birth Certificates

Janet Wright , Coordinator of Client Services assisting a team from Life Spring River Edge and helping with ID work and ordering Birth Certificates.

Without your birth certificate, you cannot get an ID. Without an ID, you cannot get a job, cash a check, go to the doctor, secure housing, and it is very difficult to function in modern society. For many of our clients who do not have housing or a secure place to store their documents, the necessity of an ID is a pressing issue. At Loaves and Fishes, we help our clients navigate the difficult road back to obtaining a valid ID, which can be the first step that many take to get back on the road to self-sufficiency.

To schedule an appoint to obtain an ID or Birth Certificate, call (478) 741-1007  on Tuesdays from 9am-11am to schedule an appointment for the following Thursday. Have the following items ready to bring with you to your appointment:


  • Original birth certificate (no photocopies)
  • Social security card or an official government document (such as a W2 or a letter from the Social Security Administration) with your name and SSN on it.
  • 2 documents with your name, address, and the date. These documents could be two pieces of mail, a paycheck stub, etc.
  • Proof of income including food stamps, disability, SSI, paychecks, child support checks, etc.

Birth Certificates

  • Valid photo ID, such as:
  • Driver’s License or another state issued ID card (valid or expired less than 1 year), employee ID Card, valid passport, military ID, current school ID,
  • If you do not have an ID, your parent, sibling, or adult child that does have an ID can get your birth certificate for you
  • If you were born in another state, the documents required vary based on the laws of that state. Most states require a valid ID.

Prescription Assistance Program

Our prescription assistance program is designed to help a person maintain or improve their health.  Prescription assistance is provided on-site at Loaves and Fishes Ministry every Tuesday from 9am-11am. This program allows those in need to use their available resources for other basic needs such as food or shelter. Eligible persons receive up to $400 for prescription assistance per year to obtain medications in the following categories:  hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, kidney conditions, seizure, bronchitis, pneumonia, antibiotics, psychotropic medication, etc. No appointment is necessary.

We do not provide assistance with pain medications.  

Food Assistance Program

This program is designed to help families and individuals in need stock their pantries and kitchens with nutritious meals. Each household is eligible for ONE food assistance pick-up each month. Members of the community who need food assistance must provide a photo ID, proof of income, and proof of residence to be eligible.

There will be no more walk-ups, you must have an appointment! All food assistance appointments will be taken by phone only.

  • Call on Monday between 11:00 am and noon to pick up groceries on Tuesday at your appointed time
  • Call on Tuesday between 11:00 am and noon to pick up groceries on Wednesday at your appointed time

Please call (478) 741-1007 ext. 108 to schedule your appointment. Do not leave a message.  Appointments will not be taken via voicemail.  Keep calling until you speak to a person.  This is a first come, first serve program. We will not place your name on the food assistance list from a message.

All documents are required to get food assistance, no exceptions!

We serve the household, not the individual, meaning that several people from the same household cannot get groceries separately. Seniors 60 and older get groceries every 14 days, general public get groceries every 30 days.


Loaves and Fishes serves breakfast, lunch on Tuesday, and a 3 pm meal

  • Breakfast: Mon-Thurs 9:00-9:30am
  • Traditional Sack Lunch: Tuesdays at 12:00-12:30pm
  • Afternoon meal: Mon-Thurs 3:00-3:30pm

Bible Study

There is Bible Study every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30.

Laundry Services

We provide laundry services Thursdays.
Drop off at 9am and pick-up at 3pm.