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Virginia Sampson Award

The Virginia Sampson Award


Virginia Sampson dedicated her life to feeding the hungry people of Charlotte.  Through Virginia Sampson’s leadership, Loaves & Fishes grew from one small pantry to a network of 20 pantries.

The 2018 Virginia Sampson Award will be presented April 24, 2018 at the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner.  The award goes to the individual making the greatest impact on hunger in our community.  The recipient will be determined by the Award committee based on the following factors:

  1. Timeliness of concern and effort
  2. Duration of concern and effort
  3. Impact on hunger in the community


Name of Nominee:



Nominated by:



Please attach a letter explaining why your candidate(s) is deserving of this award.  Please email, fax or mail your nomination by March 31,2018 to:

Email: shay@loavesandfishes.org                                                  Fax: 704-523-5901            

Mail:  Loaves & Fishes

Nominations Committee

648 Griffith Road, Suite B

Charlotte, NC 28217

It is our vision for all people in our community to meet their basic hunger needs by having access to nutritious food.

Our mission is to provide a week’s worth of nutritious groceries to people within our community facing economic hardships.

We believe that access to nutritious food is a fundamental human right. Therefore, we are guided by the following core values:

Dignity:  We believe that all people have inherent worth. We are committed to equitable and inclusive treatment. We strive to provide quality service to our clients.

Stewardship: We efficiently leverage donated resources and volunteer time to further the mission of Loaves & Fishes.

Collaboration:  We will work with a diverse group of organizations, public and private, to ensure optimal service to our clients and to avoid duplication of services in our community.