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Loaves & Fishes Blog

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

Results of 2019 Loaves & Fishes Client Impact Survey

Today, Loaves & Fishes released the results of our 2019 Client Impact Survey Findings. We wish we had better news. Despite an overall favorable economy and record low unemployment rates, we are NOT experiencing a drop in referrals for food in our community.   Rather our num... read more

Girl Scouts of North Meck. SMASH Last Year’s Food Drive Totals!!

The Girl Scouts of North Mecklenburg Co. have done it again! This year's A Can if You Can Food Drive smashed last year's totals with an astounding 20,000 pounds of food collected for Loaves & Fishes! 42 Troops or 350+ girls participated, distributing over 7,000 bags to 40 nei... read more

Would You Share Your Family’s Desperately Needed Food?

Guest blog by Sue Loeser, Pantry Volunteer at First Presbyterian Church's Loaves & Fishes Pantry    Empathy was on my mind when I helped Jane (not her real name) as she shopped for her family of six. Jane was my dream client because she liked to cook and was searching f... read more

A Little Secret from Loaves & Fishes

By Tina Postel I’m going to let you know a little secret that we have at Loaves & Fishes. When we provide groceries to families in need, it is so much more than food that we are providing. The secret is that…. food is medicine, food is love, and food is hope. So many m... read more

Lessons from Jeannette Walls About Shame, Imperfections and Texture

Guest Blog by Kristy Bell, Loaves & Fishes Board Member Jeannette Walls came to speak at our May Luncheon of Hope and provided us with her own perspective, as someone who grew up in poverty and homelessness. Growing up her family did not have indoor plumbing, she went to sc... read more