The idea for FISH of Troy was conceived in 1969 when a First United Methodist Church of Troy member saw an article in a Reader’s Digest magazine regarding a concept for helping the needy. A group of church men decided to give it a try by assisting with food and used clothing for those in need. Through the years avenues of help have been modified particularly by former director, Lyne Holcomb. Today, FISH with its totally volunteer led work force responds one on one to persons calling for help with rent, utilities, gasoline, prescriptions, and other emergencies.
A stylized drawing of a fish was selected as the identification symbol because early Christians used this symbol as a secret sign to identify themselves to one another. It is a particularly appropriate symbol for this present day organization of volunteers whose purpose is to serve our community.