Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays provides groceries, meals and hope through a network of food pantries and 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 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, Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays strives to be the one answer to our community’s food insecurity needs by providing nutritious groceries and prepared meals. 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/Friendship Trays administrative offices and warehouse are located in Fordham Park at 648 Griffith Road, Suite B Charlotte, NC 28217.
To nourish our neighbors with food and compassion.
A community that accepts no excuses for our neighbors going hungry.
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/Friendship Trays.
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.
For a list of our pantry locations click here.