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Publix Super Market Charities Donate $20,000 to Loaves & Fishes to Help Alleviate Hunger in Charlotte

Publix Super Markets Charities announced it will donate $5 million to more than 240 nonprofit organizations, including a donation of $20,000 to Loaves & Fishes, focused on alleviating hunger across Publix’s operating area. The donation will provide funding to assist  in the nourishment of children, seniors and families in need. This generous donation continues Publix Super […]

“There But For the Grace of God Go I” – 4 Tips for Raising Children Who Care

by Stefanie Groot “There but for the grace of God go I.” To many it’s merely an archaic truism.  Yet the saying resonates with children’s author Lois Brandt, because her father uttered the phrase when he encountered homeless people on the street and when he volunteered at San Quentin State Prison. Through her writing, teaching […]

Multiple Mecklenburg Human Service Agencies, Including Loaves & Fishes, Are Impacted by Cut in EFSP Federal Funding

Mecklenburg Agencies not receiving Emergency Food and Shelter Program Federal Funding On May 18, Mecklenburg County received the disappointing news that it did not meet the established thresholds to receive Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. This loss of EFSP funding will deprive nine human service agencies of over […]

Raising Children Who Care Brochure

Thank you to everyone who attended the Raising Children Who Care luncheon featuring Maddi’s Fridge author Lois Brandt. Ms. Brandt shared ways to talk to your child about childhood hunger and offered tips, stories and examples of how we can help our children recognize and help the Maddi’s in our midst. Download a copy here: Raising […]

Holly & Ivy

Holly and Ivy just go together. Shopping together for a week’s worth of groceries and chatting like two old friends, Holly was showing Ivy the pasta sauce she liked best while Ivy shared which vegetables her kids liked to eat. You would never guess they had just met. Ivy never imagined she would ever need […]

Scouting for Food Results Are In and Mecklenburg Co. Boy Scouts Collect 230,574 lbs of food for Charlotte’s Hungry

A generous Charlotte-Mecklenburg community has donated 230,574 lbs. of food for hungry neighbors in need during February’s 2018 Scouting for Food Drive to benefit Loaves & Fishes.   An estimated 3,000 Boy Scouts from The Mecklenburg County Council of Boy Scouts of America went door-to-door February 3rd collecting food, as well as staffed multiple food […]

Exciting Staff Changes at Loaves & Fishes

2017 brought many exciting changes to Loaves & Fishes, first and foremost, the opening of 10 new food pantries in Mecklenburg Co. To help with this growth and the increased need of our food insecure neighbors, Loaves & Fishes is happy to announce two staff changes. Angie Brumer has been promoted to the newly created […]

Behind Every Bag There Is A Story

It all happens so quickly. Your child is sick and you need to take a couple of days from work to be with her. It takes longer than expected and suddenly you’re out of sick days, finding yourself having to do without a paycheck or two. Medical bills and living expenses start to add up. […]

Loaves & Fishes Shares Research that Shows Where Charlotte’s Hungry Live

This year the Opportunity Task Force Report confirmed that for far too many in Charlotte, the dream of upward mobility remains just that….only a dream.  Their research shows that our long standing issues of racial and economic segregation has only deepened. At Loaves & Fishes, we have been in the business of feeding our neighbors […]

Brianna, Joe and Nancy: Stories from a Loaves & Fishes Pantry

Fall always makes me think of hay bales, corn stacks and pumpkins.  Then my thoughts move on to Thanksgiving dinner, cornbread dressing and sweet potato pie.  I have been blessed that I never missed a meal due to lack of food. Money may have been tight when I was young, but I liked having breakfast […]