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Loaves & Fishes Blog

March is National Nutrition Month – Check Out These Recipes and Tips for a Healthier You

March is National Nutrition Month and our partners at ONE Charlotte Health Alliance have put together a handbook of recipes and tips for a healthier you in both English and Spanish. Click on the photos below to access the information! Marzo es el mes de la nutrición y nue... read more

Trying the Keep the Hope Going

With Jamillah's warm smile and easy laugh, it feels as if you have known her for a long time. The conversation flows easily - about her niece's favorite foods, caring for an ill parent and when it comes to talk of family and responsibility - so do the tears. "We're in the mids... read more

In the Month of March We Celebrate March for Meals!

The annual March for Meals celebration commemorates the historic day in 1972 when a national nutrition program for seniors was added to the Older Americans Act. Right here in Mecklenburg Co., Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays depends on dozens of volunteers to deliver m... read more

Bracing for an increase in need as families see a significant decrease in monthly SNAP benefits

On the heels of an explosion in food insecurity in 2022, as well as the highest January and February totals in our 48 year history, Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays is bracing for an even greater rise in need. As of March 1, families and individuals who are recipients of the ... read more

Scouting for Food – Thank You for a Great Year!

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Scouting for Food! A generous 213,966 lbs of food was collected to help Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays fight hunger in our community. We are grateful to Mecklenburg County Council of The Boy Scouts of America, ... read more

Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Outstanding Volunteer Awards for 2022! Philip Bobzin - Winner of the Beverly Howard Award Philip Bobzin is a dedicated Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays volunteer. He is truly a jack of all trades when it comes to vol... read more