In late 2019, Guy and Drena Dodson moved from Broadmoor Terrace to Lakeside in Shreveport. In November Drena walked into Changing Directions Ministry food pantry to volunteer. Just a couple of months after arriving, the director approached Guy and Drena and informed them she was moving out of town and was going to shut the doors on the pantry. Through prayer and the support of their home church, they took over the pantry in May 2020. They immediately knew 5 Loaves and 2 Fish was going to be more than a food pantry. With the start of 2021, the ministry has added a diaper bank, bible studies, and have been able to host events for churches and other ministries. We look forward to what God has planed for 5 Loaves and 2 Fish.
Coordinator- Guy is a co-founder and president of the board. He is responsible for the development and upkeep of the property as well as food pantry distribution. He also heads our foreign outreach.
Director- Drena is a co-founder and is responsible for administrative operations and fiscal accountability.
Volunteer Coordinator- Hallie is responsible for organizing and communicating with our volunteers. She also manages our social media.
Diaper Bank Coordinator- Jessica is responsible for the opperation of the diaper bank.
Technical Director- Brandon is responsible for managing the technology associated with the building as well working with Hallie to maintain a social media presence.
Curriculum Coordinator- Tulay is responsible for writing our bible study curriculums as well as certifying existing curriculums for use.
Christmas Blessings Coordinator- Phyllis volunteers from September through December to manage our Christmas Blessings outreach