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CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes was organized in 1982 by several churches in Kalamazoo, Michigan to respond to increasing requests from the community for food assistance. Today, Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes is the largest charitable food distribution system in Kalamazoo County. The organization promotes a hunger- free community through prepared meal support, senior commodity programs, agency food support, food packs for kids, and other community food programs. Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes Grows Fundraising to Feed Multitudes Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes has grown exponentially since it first started 30 years ago. Today, the organization operates 24 food pantries, maintains dozens of partnerships, and manages over 400 weekly volunteers. But feeding a growing number of hungry people each year comes at an expense. And Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes' fundraising efforts weren't growing fast enough to keep up with the increased demand. Greta Faworski joined Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes as a resource development director a year and a half ago. Knowing she needed to help the organization grow "eTapestry is good for a smaller nonprofit, but an organization like ours has an unbelievable amount of data. With 20,000 records and growing, we needed a larger system." —Greta Faworski, Resource Development Director Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes is powered by: • Raiser's Edge NXT ™ • Luminate Online ™ Learn more about solutions that can help your organization grow 800.443.9441 solutions@blackbaud.com www.blackbaud.com May 2016

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