Loaves & Fishes Blog

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2020 and 2021 Virginia Sampson and Beverly Howard Awards

Even though we were unable to gather for our annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner for the second year in a row, we still wanted to recognize the winners of our 2020 and 2021 Outstanding Volunteer Awards - so we took the awards ceremony on the road! Congratulations to our 2020 ... read more

Turn Your Victory Garden into a Giving Garden

Last year, we planted gardens to help our own food shortages. This year, let’s plant to help others. By Jen Tota McGivney for Southern Living,  May 10, 2021 CREDIT: COMMUNITY FOOD BANK OF CENTRAL ALABAMA Last summer at a mobile food pantry, a woman looked inside th... read more

The First Full Day as Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays and What a Day It Has Been!

IT’S OFFICIAL - Monday, May 3rd marked the first day of operation as our newly merged organization, Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays. And what a day it has been!     Tina and Lucy kicked things off by delivering the first Friendship Trays meals of the da... read more


By Alyssa Mulliger, Content Marketing Manager, United Way of Central Carolinas Volunteers serve a vital role in strengthening communities, assisting neighbors and advancing organizational missions, programs and services. Whether assembling hygiene kits for the homeless, organi... read more

I was shocked by the story the numbers told – Poverty vs. Deep Poverty in Mecklenburg Co.

I was shocked by the story the numbers told.  They were numbers I have reviewed over and over, just organized differently in the new Census report formats. With 3.6% of the population unemployed in 2019, there were 111,183 people in Mecklenburg County living at or below the p... read more

The World Shut Down and Our Work Exploded – March News Update from Executive Director Tina Postel

It's hard to believe that exactly one year ago, we were first facing the challenges of a pandemic head on. As you may recall, the world shut down and our work exploded. This week marks one year since our transition to "prepacked" nutritious food boxes and our race to pack thou... read more

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