Help feed hungry families! Loaves & Fishes anticipates the need for emergency food to spike with the economic impact on our community.  Your support is needed to ensure our neighbors in need are fed. Click here for Loaves & Fishes response to COVID-19.  To donate online click here or text HUNGERACTION to 44321.

Loaves & Fishes Blog

Adjusting Our Operations to Meet the Need – COVID-19 Week 3 Update from Loaves & Fishes Executive Director Tina Postel

Dear Loaves & Fishes Friends, I hope this latest update finds you all safe and sound. As COVID-19 spreads through our county and nation, we are continuing to adjust our operations to manage the overwhelming demand for food in our community - all while keeping our clien... read more

March is National Nutrition Month – Food, Nutrition and Health Tips

What is National Nutrition Month All About? National Nutrition Month is celebrated every year in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Each year it is given a different theme but it’s focus remains on the importance of making informed food choices and developing n... read more

“If They Couldn’t Come Here, I Worry They Wouldn’t Eat”, Volunteer Sissy Poland

  Sissy Poland did not hesitate when asked why she volunteers for Loaves & Fishes' pantry at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church. "Food is important to everyone, I see it as a great human need. If they couldn't come here I worry they wouldn't eat. She especially... read more

He Shook My Hand and Repeated 5 Words Over & Over, “Thank you! Blessings! Bless You” Meet 3 of the Neighbors You Fed in One Day at a Loaves & Fishes Pantry

There is no one size fits all, no one age or situation that defines who is hungry in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. One Saturday a month, Loaves & Fishes' Grants and Advocacy Coordinator, Shay Merritt, volunteers at our pantry at Eastern Hills Baptist Church.  Here Shay shares w... read more

Shay Merritt Recognized for Her Advocacy for the Hungry with First Lloyd Lancaster Award

We are so proud of our very own Shay Merritt who was recognized at this year's Annual Charlotte CROP Hunger Walk Recognition Dinner with the first ever Lloyd Lancaster Award!    The very special award is named in honor of a very special person and no one better exemplifi... read more

12 Books to Read for 2020

Loaves & Fishes' Grants and Advocacy Coordinator, Shay Merritt, has put together a list of 12 must reads for 2020; some old, some new, but these 12 books educate, inform and advocate for causes that are all at play in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community.  The information and... read more