Category Archives: News

Order Loaves & Fishes Holiday Cards and Feed Hungry Families This Holiday Season

You can honor the special people on your holiday gift list and put groceries into the homes of neighbors like Dashown (below) with a donation to Loaves & Fishes. Through a network of more than 30 food pantries in Mecklenburg County, families and children like Dashown receive nutritionally balanced groceries to get them through a short-term crisis. […]

Fighting Hunger in Mecklenburg Co. where 1 in 5 Children Live in Poverty

Consider this: 130,000 people in Mecklenburg Co. live in poverty. 1 in 5 children in Mecklenburg Co. live in poverty. Last year, Loaves & Fishes provided a week’s worth of groceries to 76,517 people, enough to fill Bank of America stadium. 46% of those were children. “Investing in our future begins with our kids. For […]

Round Up to Fight Hunger! Harris Teeter Harvest Feast Food Drive and Round Up Campaign Now – Dec. 31st

Harris Teeter invites you to join in the fight against hunger during the Harris Teeter Harvest Feast Food Drive and Round Up campaign! From November 1 through December 31, 2018, when you visit your neighborhood Harris Teeter, simply ‘Round Up’ your bill at checkout OR donate non-perishable food items in collection barrels located at the […]

You Can Help Ensure That No Child, Like Matthew, Goes to School Hungry

We met seven-year-old Matthew not long before he started back to school in August. He had come with his mom Christine to a Loaves & Fishes pantry for a week’s worth of groceries. In addition to Matthew and his siblings, Christine and her husband are taking care of her brother’s 1-year-old while he serves in […]

We Are Happy To Take Any Non-Perishable Items Leftover from Your Hurricane Preparations

If you are like me, I stocked up on extra cans of soup, tuna, boxes of cereal and shelf stable milk in preparation for Hurricane Florence. Now that the storm has passed, please feel free to donate any of these items you may no longer need to Loaves & Fishes! We are happy to use […]

ALERT: Loaves & Fishes Pantries, Administrative Office and Warehouse Operations Will Be CLOSED MONDAY, Sept. 17.

In anticipation of Hurricane Florence and the projected heavy rainfall and flash flooding alerts for our area that are slated to continue through the weekend and Monday, our Loaves & Fishes Pantries, Administration Office and Warehouse will be CLOSED on Monday, September 17th.  The safety of our volunteers, clients and staff members is our number one priority. […]

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 […]