About Us

Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays provides groceries, meals and hope through a network of food pantries, home grocery and meal delivery as the primary Meals on Wheels program for Mecklenburg County.

Last year, Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays provided groceries and meals to 80,000 people. Half were children and seniors.

Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays is the merger of two longstanding hunger fighters:

Loaves & Fishes providing a week’s worth of nutritionally balanced groceries to individuals and families experiencing a short-term crisis through a network of emergency food pantries located throughout Mecklenburg County.

Friendship Trays – delivering nutritious meals to elderly or infirm individuals in the Charlotte community who are unable to obtain or prepare their own meals while also providing human connection to the isolated and lonely and peace of mind to their families.

Now stronger together in fighting hunger, it is the mission of Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays to meet our community’s food insecurity needs by providing nutritious groceries and prepared meals to people in need. We believe that working together as one will improve overall access to healthy food in a way that ensures kindness, dignity and hope are byproducts of our services.

Loaves & Fishes administrative offices and warehouse are located in Fordham Park at 648 Griffith Road, Suite B Charlotte, NC 28217.

For a list of our mobile pantry locations click here.

Vision

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

Mission

To meet our community’s food insecurity needs by providing nutritious groceries and prepared meals to people in need. As longtime leaders in the fight against hunger, we believe that working together as one will improve overall access to healthy food in a way that ensures kindness, dignity and hope are byproducts of our services.

Values

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.

Loaves & Fishes Impact Report