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Loaves & Fishes Blog

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

Welcoming with Open Arms – Galilee Ministries of East Charlotte Pantry Does Just That

By Ken Garfield When neighbors from around the world come to the corner of Central and Eastway Avenues, Loaves & Fishes is there to welcome them with open arms. In any language, in any culture, nothing says brotherhood like a week’s worth of groceries. Thanks to our g... read more

Hunger, Housing and Health – Takeaways from Hunger Fighting in D.C.

From Shay Merritt, Loaves & Fishes Advocacy Coordinator I just returned from attending the Anti-Hunger Conference in Washington DC with our Executive Director, Tina Postel. The conference is a joint production of the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) and Feeding Ameri... read more